Meet The 32 Geniuses Who Just Won Rhodes Scholarships

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30-two Americans were offered a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship on Sunday, joining alumni including Bill Clinton, Bobby Jindal, Cory Booker, Naomi Wolf, Wesley Clark, and Rachel Maddow.Scholars go off to the University of Oxford for a postgraduate program.

Scholarships go to students who demonstrated:

  • Literary and scholastic attainments;
  • Energy to use one’s talents to the fullest, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
  • Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
  • Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

An impressive 7 students from this year’s class come from Yale University, beating 6 at Harvard University.

So who are these geniuses? Here are photos and profiles from the Rhodes Trust:

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Now check out our list of the best colleges in America >

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