A football captain who wants to build an inner-city school is among 32 Rhodes Scholars chosen to study at Oxford University in England for two years.
The 1991 U.S. Rhodes scholars announced Sunday were chosen during meetings held nationwide Wednesday and Saturday, said David Alexander, the American secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust based at Pomona College in Claremont.The winners include a Baptist minister, a student fluent in four languages, four English majors, five political science majors and two pre-med students. Several scholars said they planned careers in education.
Darcy D. Prather, an inside linebacker at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Sunday his eventual goal is to start a school in Chicago or St. Louis that would "address deficiencies of students in science and engineering."
The new scholars include 27 men and five women. Women have been eligible for the scholarships since 1976, and 157 have participated in the program.