Thirty-two men and women from across the U.S. have been selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2010.
The scholarships announced early Sunday provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. The 32 winners were selected from 805 applicants endorsed by 326 different colleges and universities.
The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world. Approximately 80 scholars are selected each year.
The value of the scholarships averages about $50,000 per years.
Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.
The three winners from the Tri-State area are:
Mr. Zohar Atkins
Montclair, New Jersey
Mr. Mark Dlugash
Larchmont, New York