Princeton University senior Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. She is among five recipients from India chosen as 2019 Rhodes Scholars.
Venkatesh, of Bangalore, will receive funding for graduate study at Oxford. She plans to pursue an M.Sc. by Research in Biochemistry. At Princeton, she is concentrating in molecular biology and pursuing certificates in computer science and quantitative and computational biology.
The Rhodes Scholarships are among the most prestigious international fellowship awards. Students are chosen for outstanding scholarly achievements, as well as their commitment to others and potential for leadership in their chosen fields. Other 2019 Rhodes Scholars, including students from the United States, will be announced later.
Story by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications