University of South Carolina

Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced

This year's class of Rhodes scholars from the U.S. includes students who have used data to visualize sea level rise, some who speak several languages and the son of undocumented immigrants.

The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 American men and women chosen as scholars early Sunday. The 2017 recipients were chosen from 882 applicants who were endorsed by 311 colleges and universities. Next they will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. The American students will join an international group of scholars chosen from 18 jurisdictions around the world. A total of 95 scholars will be selected worldwide this year.

Scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years...