Two Northwestern Students Chosen as Rhodes Scholars

Among 32 students receive to scholarships

 Two Northwestern University students have been chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2009 along with 30 other men and women, the scholarship trust announced Sunday.

Anna Yermakova of Buffalo Grove is a senior at Northwestern. She majors in biochemistry, piano, and history and philosophy of science and logic, according to the trust.

Mallory Dwinal of Gig Harbor, Wash., is also a Northwestern senior, and majors in Spanish, economics and international studies.

The scholars were selected from 769 applicants endorsed by 207 colleges and universities.

Yermakova has done research in chemical engineering and nanotechnology at the University of Washington, neuroscience at Northwestern and biomedical engineering at the University of Chicago, according to the Rhodes Scholar Web site. 

Dwinal studied in Qinghua University in Beijing. She founded a program for English as a second language education in Chicago elementary schools. 

The scholarships, the oldest of the international study awards available to American students, provide two or three years of study. The students will enter Oxford University in England next October.

Yermakova will pursue a doctorate in mathematical biology at Oxford; Dwinal plans to study comparative and international education at Oxford.

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