Monday, November 24, 2008

Oberlin Senior Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Lucas Brown, a senior at Oberlin College from Leesburg, Va., is one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2009, announced this weekend by the Rhodes Trust.

The fellowship offers two or three years of graduate study at one of the colleges at Oxford University. The 32 American scholars join 48 scholars from other nations.

Brown was the only scholar chosen from an Ohio college or university, public or private. No resident of Ohio, regardless of college, received a scholarship this year. With three scholars nominated, Princeton University had the highest number of awards, followed by Harvard, M.I.T, Northwestern, and U.C.L.A. with two apiece.

-- Bob Burke