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Honor Roll

Nine from Stanford Win Top Scholarships

A record number of Rhodes awarded.

Five Stanford students and alumni, a record for the University, are among 32 Americans who will receive full expenses for two years of study at Oxford as 2012 Rhodes Scholars. Stanford can also claim two Marshall Scholars, funded for graduate work at any British university, and two Mitchell Scholars, who undertake a postgraduate year in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Rhodes Scholars

Aysha N. Bagchi, '11, now studying at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, plans to pursue an MPhil in politics. She is a co-founder of the Stanford Immigrant Rights Project.

Anand R. Habib, '11, will seek a master's in public policy and medical anthropology. He has been working as a global health fellow in Haiti; at Stanford he was active on behalf of the medically disenfranchised in Guatemala, India and Mexico.

Ishan Nath, '12, majoring in economics and earth systems, plans to study economics for development. He was a 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholar and a 2011 Morris K. Udall Scholar.

Katherine Niehaus, '10, will pursue a PhD in systems approaches to biomedical science. She was a member of back-to-back NCAA championship teams as a cross-country runner.

Tenzin Seldon, '12, is majoring in comparative studies in race and ethnicity. A 2011 Truman Scholar, she has served as regional coordinator for Students for a Free Tibet.

Marshall Scholars

Will Stoeckle, '12, an international relations major who has held internships with the U.S. Department of State and the European Commission, will go to King's College London.

Rayden Llano, '10, who majored in human biology and has been working in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, will study at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mitchell Scholars

Philippe de Koning, '10, will pursue a master's degree in international security and conflict resolution at Dublin City University. He is a former Fulbright Scholar.

Tommy Tobin, '10, is a student at Georgetown University Law Center and plans to study law at University College Cork.

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