The Crusader Newspaper Group

10 Rhodes Scholars of African Descent—a Record Number

By Robin White Goode,

Ten African Americans are included on the 2018 list of 32 exceptional American students who’ve been named Rhodes Scholars, several media outlets have reported. It is the highest number of students of African descent to be named to the prestigious award.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far about these exceptional young men and women. This post will be updated as I learn more.

Simone Askew of Virginia has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Askew also received another tremendous honor this year: The West Point cadet is the first African American woman to lead the cadet corps as first captain, a coveted role, many news outlets have reported.

Camille Borders, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, is majoring in history as a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow.



Recent News

Scroll to Top