University of Pennsylvania Student From Zimbabwe Wins Rhodes Scholarship

WIAReport recently identified 11 women among the 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2o15. But there are a total of 83 Rhodes Scholarships given out to students from countries around the world. Earlier, we identified two women students who have ties to academic institutions in the United States that won Rhodes Scholarships reserved for students from foreign nations.

Chigora RutendoNow another woman from a foreign country with ties to a American university has won a Rhodes Scholarship. Rutendo Chigora, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as one of the two Rhodes Scholars from the African nation of Zimbabwe. At Penn, Chigora is majoring in international relations and political science. She has served as vice president of the mock trial team at Penn.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania this coming spring, Chigora will pursue a master’s degree in public policy at Oxford.

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