Trojan Oscar De Los Santos named Rhodes Scholar

Oscar De Los Santos, a 2015 USC graduate in political science, is among 32 Americans announced as Rhodes Scholars. USC alum Oscar De Los Santos will study at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar next year. (Photo/Courtesy of Oscar De Los Santos) Rhodes Scholarships are “the oldest and best known award for international study, and arguably the most famous academic award available to American college graduates,” said Elliot F. Gerson, American secretary of the Rhodes Trust, in the Nov. 19 announcement. The scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England and may allow funding in some instances for four years. Highest honor The son of Mexican immigrants, De Los Santos graduated from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as a Truman Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, with USC’s Order of the Laurel and Palm, the university’s highest honor for graduating...

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