Stanford University Student Wins the Jamaican Rhodes Scholarship

Jelani Munroe, a recent graduate of Stanford University, was awarded the Jamaican Rhodes Scholarship for 2018. Beginning this fall, he will study for a master’s degree in development studies at Oxford University.

Munroe holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy from Stanford. He is currently working as the financial manager of the Associated Students of Stanford University and chief executive officer of Stanford Student Enterprises. Both of his parents are lawyers.

The secretary of the Jamaican selection committee, Peter Goldson, told the Jamaican Observer, “Jelani, based on his academic record is clearly someone who is very intelligent and concerned about helping the less privileged in Jamaica. He’s a young man who is full of energy, full of dynamism, and we believe he will really make an impact in Jamaica in years to come.”

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