Saturday, December 10, 2011

Worcester Academy Alumni Receives Rhodes Scholarship

Regarded as the "world's most prestigious scholarship" by many publications such as the Times, Yale University Press, and The Associated Press, the Rhodes scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Butterworth '07 of Worcester Academy. A classics major at Princeton, Butterworth will conclude her senior year and will be bound for Oxford to study Comparative and International education. Here is an excerpt from the Rhodes Scholar:

Elizabeth W. Butterworth, Auburn, is a senior at Princeton majoring in classics.  Elected early to Phi Beta Kappa, she has received high distinctions in Latin, Greek, history, archaeology, and literature.  Liz has worked at excavations in Greece and Italy.  She also founded and directed a music program for children of low-income families in Worcester.  Her career interest is in arts education.  Liz plans to do the M.Sc. in comparative and international education at Oxford.

The scholarship is given annually to individuals who display a high level of competency in their given field of study, utilizes their talents on and off the sports field, and has a high interest in the greater good of others. They are welcome to study at Oxford for 1-3 years in any post-graduate program of their choice. University and college fees are paid for by the Rhodes Trust, established in 1902.
See the full list of recipients
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