Rhodes Scholars Include 2 From Southeastern Pa.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The 2014 Rhodes Scholars announced Sunday include two college seniors from southeastern Pennsylvania.
Alexander Wang of Doylestown, in Bucks County, and Evan Behrle of Oxford, in Chester County, were among the 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States announced by the Rhodes Trust. The scholarships provide all expenses to study at Oxford University in England.
Wang is a senior at New York University, Abu Dhabi, where he is studying social research and public policy. The Rhodes Trust said Wang has worked to improve the living conditions of immigrant workers in Abu Dhabi.
He also founded and is editor in-chief of a social science journal, and founded and is president of an organization coordinating volunteer opportunities across Abu Dhabi.
Behrle is a senior at the University of Virginia where he is studying government and foreign affairs. He chairs the university’s student-run organization that decides cases on lying, stealing and cheating and is also president of an all-male sexual assault peer advocacy group that helps assault survivors and attempts to prevent sexual assaults.
This year’s Rhodes Scholars were selected from 857 applicants endorsed by 327 colleges and universities. The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world. Approximately 80 scholars are selected annually.