Bound for study in Britain: Three Yalies win 2016 Rhodes Scholarships

Three Yale students were chosen to be members of the class of 2016 Rhodes Scholars.

Jared C. Milfred, Isaac M. Stanley-Becker, and Mason Y. Ji were among the 32 chosen for the coveted scholarship from a pool of 869 applicants nominated by 316 colleges and universities in a nationwide competition.

Rhodes Scholarships, which are among the most prestigious awards for international study, were created in 1902 at the bequest of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. The award provides all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England to those students who best exemplify “academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness and leadership potential.”