Seven Black Scholars in the U.S. From Foreign Nations Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships


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The Rhodes Trust has recently announced the 2019 cohort of Rhodes Scholars selected from Rhodes constituencies outside the United States. There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, seven are Black. Adam Abebe is from Ethiopia. He is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania where he is majoring in health and societies while also pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership. Having...