Nina Acharya ’19 was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making her one of the 95 people given the honor this year.

Cornell Alumna Awarded Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Widely considered one of the most prestigious honors a student can earn, the Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship that provides students the ability to study at the University of Oxford without paying tuition fees and receive an annual stipend of £13,000. The Scholarship bears the name of British businessman and politician Cecil John Rhodes, who founded the award over a hundred years ago in the hopes of bringing English-speaking nations closer together.