She had interviewed for the Rhodes Scholarship earlier that day, and was told to expect a call that evening. Widely considered one of the most prestigious honors a student can earn, the Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship that provides students the ability to study at the University of Oxford without paying tuition fees and receive an annual stipend of £13,000. Now one of 95 newly minted Rhodes Scholars worldwide, Acharya, currently a first-year medical student McMaster University’s medical school, plans on attending Oxford next fall. While a student at Cornell, Acharya co-founded the Canadian Science Fair Journey, which attempts to introduce up and coming college students to scientific journals. After graduating from Cornell, Acharya received the inspiration to pursue the Rhodes Scholarship after working at the Canadian government on formulating international nutrition assistance policy.
Source: Daily Sun December 10, 2019 05:26 UTC