Emory, Georgia Tech students chosen as Rhodes scholars

November 19, 2017 - 1:29 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Two students from Georgia universities have been selected as Rhodes scholars in a class with the most ever African-Americans chosen.

The Rhodes Trust announced Saturday that Chelsea Jackson and Calvin Runnels are among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Jackson is one of the 10 African-Americans who will receive financial support. The Lithonia, Georgia, native is a senior at Emory University majoring in political science and African American studies double major in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Runnels is a senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native pursuing a degree in biochemistry and a 4.0 GPA.

Jackson is Emory's 20th student to receive a Rhodes scholarship.

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