Women From Kenya and South Africa Who Study in the United States Win Rhodes Scholarships

rhodesThe 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2015 will be announced shortly. But there are a total of 83 Rhodes Scholarships given out to students from countries around the world and some of these competitions have been completed. Two women who have ties to academic institutions in the United States have won Rhodes Scholarships reserved for students from foreign nations.

kilimoMiriam Kilimo, a 2014 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, won a Rhodes Scholarship reserved for students from Kenya. She is the 76th Dartmouth student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Kilimo, from Nairobi, majored in anthropology and was ranked second in her graduating class. At Oxford University, she will study for a master’s degree in women’s studies.

“I am very excited and thankful to God, my professors, my dean, family, and friends,” Kilimo says. “The honor makes me all the more grateful for the mentors I met during my time at Dartmouth, who always encouraged and believed in me.

Glennie-photoJessica Glennie, an architecture student at the University of Texas, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand. She attended Macleans College in Auckland, New Zealand, before coming to the University of Texas. Glennie is a native of the Republic of South Africa. She is the 29th student from the University of Texas to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

At the University of Texas, Glennie is a member of the rowing team. At Oxford University, she will study environmental policy.


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