Harvard University students win the most Rhodes Scholarships

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Students at Harvard University won six Rhodes Scholarships, the most of any school this year, as the 32 U.S. recipients of one of the world’s most prestigious academic awards were named today.

Yale University and Stanford University students won three Rhodes Scholarships each, while Princeton University, the University of Virginia and the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, had two scholars apiece, according to a statement from the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.

Students at Harvard University won six Rhodes Scholarships this year. Photographer: Michael Fein/Bloomberg The Rhodes Scholarships were established in 1902 in the will of Cecil Rhodes, a British mine operator and explorer who founded what is now the Johannesburg-based De Beers Group. Rhodes Scholarships fund two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in the U.K. The scholars were chosen from about 1,750 applicants.

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