WASHINGTON — Thirty-two men and women from across the United States have been selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2009, the scholarship trust announced Sunday.
The scholars were selected from 769 applicants endorsed by 207 colleges and universities.
The scholars include first-time winners from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
The scholarships, the oldest of the international study awards available to American students, provide two or three years of study. The students will enter Oxford University in England next October.
This year's winners include Scott M. Moore of Louisville, Ky., who graduated in June from Princeton with honors in public and international service. Moore is currently on a Fulbright Fellowship in China in ecology and environmental studies.
He plans to do graduate work in nature, society and environmental policy while at Oxford.
Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.
The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 13 other jurisdictions around the world. Approximately 80 scholars are selected each year.
The value of the Rhodes Scholarship varies depending on the field of study. The total value averages about $50,000 per year.
With the elections announced Sunday, 3,164 Americans have won Rhodes Scholarships, representing more than 300 colleges and universities.
The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes Scholars for 2009, listed by geographic region:
Matthew L. Gethers III, Waterbury, Conn., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rakim H. D. Brooks, Bronx, N.Y., Brown University
Joshua A. Lospinoso, Sparta, N.J., United States Military Academy
Timothy A. Nunan, Palos Verdes, Calif., Princeton University
David L. V. Bauer, Bronx, N.Y., City College of New York
R. Jisung Park, Shelton, Conn., Columbia University
Caitlin E. Mullarkey, Wilmington, Del., Swarthmore College
Abigail P. Seldin, Tierra Verde, Fla., University of Pennsylvania
Scott M. Moore, Louisville, Ky., Princeton University
Anthony Chase Palisch, Calvert City, Ky., Centre College
Aisha I. Saad, Cary, N.C., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alia Whitney-Johnson, Leicester, N.C., MIT
Julia Parker Goyer, Birmingham, Ala., Duke University
Myron L. Rolle, Princeton, N.J., Florida State University
Stephen J. Hammer, Carrollton, Texas, Princeton
Malorie N. Snider, Friendswood, Texas, Harvard University
Lucas M. Brown, Leesburg, Va., Oberlin College
Gregory E. Lippiatt, York, Pa., Virginia Military Institute
Sarah B. Kleinman, Indianapolis, Ind., Stanford University
Anna Yermakova, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Northwestern University
Vincent M. Hofer, Franklin, Kan., Kansas State University
Shadrack T. White, Sandersville, Miss., University of Mississippi
Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan
Brian J. Krohn, Cloquet, Minn., Augsburg College
Noelle R. Lopez, Tucson, Ariz., Santa Clara University
Jarrad M. Aguirre, Centennial, Colo., Yale University
Lindsay M. Whorton, Independence, Mo., Drake University
Ashley L. Nord, Rapid City, S.D., University of Minnesota
Mallory A. Dwinal, Gig Harbor, Wash., Northwestern
Kyle Q. Haddad-Fonda, Issaquah, Wash., Harvard
Scott W. Hugo, Alamo, Calif., University of California, Los Angeles
Christopher D. Joseph, Santa Barbara, Calif., UCLA ———
On the Net:
The Rhodes Trust: www.rhodesscholar.org/