In historic first, TAU student named Rhodes Scholar
In 2017, for the first time ever, Israeli students had the opportunity to be selected for the scholarship. Maayan Roichman, a recent graduate of Tel Aviv University's Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program, has become one of only two Israeli recipients.
Maayan will pursue her PhD in anthropology, and more specifically, researching education and multiculturalism. “Oxford University is one of the places where the field of anthropology developed, and the professors have a long history conducting research in the field. I believe that the caliber of the professors and sharing ideas with the other scholars will help me develop my research,” says Roichman.
Beyond academic achievements
Established in 1902, the Rhodes Scholarship is widely considered one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the world. Only a few students each year, from a set number of countries, have the opportunity to become Rhodes Scholars.
Traditionally, Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for outstanding academic achievements, but for their character, their commitment to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever career path they choose.
The Rhodes Trust, a British charity, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford.
As many Rhodes Scholars have gone on to successful careers in politics, media and academia - among them former president Bill Clinton - Maayan will soon be joining an elite group of international leaders and academics.