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First offered to Americans in 1904, the Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and m

First offered to Americans in 1904, the Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
Award Requirements:
Recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship are expected to complete at least one degree (either a second bachelor’s, a master’s, or a doctoral degree) at Oxford.
Selection Criteria:
Mr. Rhodes’ Will contains four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are to be selected:
literary and scholastic attainments;
energy to use one’s talents to the full;
truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship;
moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
Hindsight is twenty-twenty, or so the saying goes. Given the above descriptions related to the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world, do you think the committee should have rescinded Mackenzie Frieceton’s scholarship? Why? Be specific. Use bullet points or a prose paragraph or both. Write in complete sentences. A 250-word minimum.
Then respond to two peers’ posts.

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