It just keeps leveling up!
Become a Washington, D.C. citizen who was previously accepted into all eight Ivy League schools a 2022 Rhodes Scholar Scholarship recipient, WUSA 9 reports.
Samantha “Sam” O’Sullivan first started ringing bells when she was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools in 2018. A DC native, O’Sullivan attended a school without walls, maintained a GPA of 4.34 while there and served as class president. for three years. Upon graduating, the teen made the decision to attend Harvard University where she is currently majoring in Physics and African American Studies with the goal of pursuing a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Physics and Applied Linguistics in the future.
Now, O’Sullivan has been selected as one of 32 Americans to win the prestigious 2022 Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. The Scholarship is one of the oldest and most respected programmes, with the first award given in 1902. The program supports exceptional scholars from around the world, providing an all-expenses-paid opportunity to study at the number one ranked college in the world, the University of Oxford for two or three years. . This year’s category includes 22 female recipients, the largest number it has received from any class of scholars since its inception more than a century ago.
“This year’s Rhodes Scholars who represent the United States – elected by 16 committees across the country that meet simultaneously – will go to England next October to study in fields across the full scope of Oxford University. Elliot Gerson, US Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, said: They truly inspire young leaders, and we are confident that their contributions to public welfare nationally and globally will expand exponentially over the course of their careers across sectors and disciplines.”
O’Sullivan is now one of 3,578 Americans to receive Rhodes Scholarships. Women were not allowed to apply for the scholarship until more than seven decades after its inception, beginning in 1976. Since then, 627 women have received the Rhodes Scholarship. Previous Rhodes scholars include former President Bill Clinton, journalist Bill Bradley, astronomer Edwin Hubble, and political commentator Rachel Maddow.
Congratulations Sam! We know you’ll do some great things!
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