Four Yalies are Oxford bound as Rhodes Scholars

A Yale College senior and three recent graduates will study at the University of Oxford in England next year as winners of the Rhodes Scholarships.

Olivia A. Klevorn ’17, Hannah K. Carrese ’16, Peter Merritt ’16 and Noah Remnick ’15 are among 32 American men and women chosen from 882 students endorsed by 311 colleges and universities.

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

Since the program began, 246 U.S. students from Yale have received Rhodes Scholarships.

Profiles of Yale’s newest Rhodes Scholars follow.