Tyrese Bender and Evan Walker, United States Military Academy at West Point cadets, were among 32 awardees to receive the U.S. Rhodes Scholarship, the school announced.
The Rhodes Trust offers scholars full financial support to attend the University of Oxford. Scholars are chosen based on their academic success and leadership potential.
Walker plans to earn a Master of Comparative Social Policy at Oxford while Bender expects to obtain a Master of Philosophy in Sociology and Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, according to West Point.
“Their achievements and this prestigious recognition are testaments to their hard work, empathy, and intellectual curiosity, and to the strength of the West Point community that supported their endeavors each step of the way,” Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, dean of the Academic Board at West Point, said in a statement.