Dartmouth College Graduate From Kenya Named a Rhodes Scholar

kilimoThe 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2015 will be announced shortly. But there are a total of 83 Rhodes Scholarships given out to students from countries around the world and some of these competitions have been completed.

Miriam Kilimo, a 2014 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, won a Rhodes Scholarship reserved for students from Kenya. She is the 76th Dartmouth student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

“I am very excited and thankful to God, my professors, my dean, family, and friends,” Kilimo says. “The honor makes me all the more grateful for the mentors I met during my time at Dartmouth, who always encouraged and believed in me.

Kilimo, from Nairobi, majored in anthropology and was ranked second in her graduating class. At Oxford University, she will study for a master’s degree in women’s studies.

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