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Two Canadian Rhodes Scholars

Last week The Daily Pennsylvanian lamented that Penn had yet again been shut out of the Rhodes Scholar race:

For the fourth year in a row, no Penn students have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

The results of the annual fellowship competition, which sends winners to the University of Oxford for a graduate course of study, were released Saturday. Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities are all well represented among the winners, sending six, three and two respectively.

In total, 857 students applied from more than 300 universities, and 32 were selected as winners…

This year, no students from Cornell, Columbia universities and Dartmouth College won scholarships.

Wrong they were. The College’s students may not have been awarded a Rhodes by the U.S. arm of the Rhodes Trust, but Joseph Singh ‘14 of Toronto, Ontario and Jonathan Pedde ‘14 of Regina, Saskatchewan have been named as Scholars from Canada. Congratulations, gentlemen!

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Let’s hope that these two awards are a sign that the College’s arm that helps students apply for scholarships is upping its game. HYP has an impressive administrative machine that assists students in preparing their applications for the most prestigious fellowships starting in sophomore year. The results are obvious.

Read the College’s press release here.

Addendum: While Pedde went to Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan, he actually hails from Indian Head, Saskatchewan.

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