Two students from Georgia universities have been selected as Rhodes scholars in a class with the most ever African-Americans chosen.
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The Rhodes Trust announced over the weekend that Chelsea Jackson and Calvin Runnels are among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Jackson is one of the 10 African-Americans who will receive the scholarship. The Lithonia native is a senior at Emory University majoring in political science and African-American studies.
Runnels is a senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native pursuing a degree in biochemistry and has a 4.0 GPA.
Jackson is Emory’s 20th student to receive a Rhodes scholarship.