5 Indian-Americans selected for Rhodes Scholarship 2023
New York | Published : November 18, 2022
Five Indian-American students have been selected from
a pool of 840 applicants to join the ranks of Rhodes Scholars Class of 2023.
Shreyas Hallur, Atharv Gupta, Veer Sangha, Amisha Kambath, and Jupneet Singh are
among 32 scholars who will begin their graduate studies at Oxford in October
The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time graduate
fellowship awarded by the University of Oxford since 1903. The selected scholars
can come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time
postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University.
Hallur of Phoenix,
Arizona, is a senior at Duke University with majors in Statistics and in Public
Policy. He plans to continue his passion for healthcare reform by studying
medical anthropology and evidence-based social intervention and policy
evaluation at Oxford.
Hallur has also taken a leap in making STEM
education more inclusive for autistic children, having won a $1 million grant
from the National Science Foundation for his work at the Southwest Autism
Research and Resource Center.
"I wanted to learn more about this unique
culture as a student in the UK and the Rhodes scholarship would really allow me
to pursue these studies at one of the UK's best institutions - Oxford!" he told
Sangha of Columbia, Missouri is a senior at Yale College
with majors in Computer Science, Statistics and Data Science. He will pursue a D
Phil in Health Data Science at Oxford, as he aims to explore how artificial
intelligence can revolutionise health care.
Jupneet K Singh of Somis,
California, is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she
majors in Chemistry. A cadet lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force ROTC
program, she plans a career as a military surgeon. At Oxford, she will pursue an
M Sc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy.
Kambath of San
Ramon, California, is a senior at Harvard College where she majors in Social
Studies. A Truman Scholar, who is passionate about criminal justice reform,
Kambath intends to do M St in English (English and American Studies).
Gupta of Fairfax, Virginia, is a senior at Georgetown University, where he is
majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. At Oxford, Gupta
intends to do the MSc in Social Science of the Internet.
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