Five students with ties to Chicago are part of an elite group of 32 people around the country who have been selected to be Rhodes Scholars.
The scholarships were announced early Sunday and provide all expenses for study at the prestigious university in England.
Three students are from the University of Chicago. They are Anna Alekseyeva, a history and public policy major; Prerna Nadathur, a mathematician; and John Scotti, a biological chemistry student.
Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.