In historic first, TAU student named Rhodes Scholar

Maayan Roichman is one of two first-ever Israelis to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
30 March 2017

TAU graduate Maayan Roichman will join a set of illustrious names, including former US President Bill Clinton, when she becomes a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University this fall, one of only two Israelis to receive the award. The highly prestigious scholarship, established at Oxford University in 1903, selects creative young leaders with a commitment to serving others. This year is the first time Israelis have been included.


A recent graduate of TAU’s Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, 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.


For more on Maayan and the scholarship, read this article about Maayan in the Jerusalem Post.


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