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32 Americans win Rhodes scholarships

Nov. 21, 2005 at 1:51 PM

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Rhodes Trust in Vienna, Va., Monday announced 32 Americans have been selected to receive the coveted Rhodes Scholarships.

The winners will enter England's prestigious Oxford University next year, said Elliot F. Gerson, U.S. secretary of the Rhodes Trust.

The scholars were chosen from 903 applicants who were endorsed by 333 colleges and universities. Rhodes Scholarships provide two or three years of study at Oxford.

The scholarships were created in 1902 in the name of Cecil Rhodes, British philanthropist and colonial pioneer.

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