Cordova High School Graduate Named
Joy Buolamwini is one of thirty-two students in the U.S. to receive this prestigious honor
Memphis, Tenn. – Joy Buolamwini, Cordova High School Class of 2008, has been named a 2013 Rhodes Scholar – one of the oldest and most prestigious academic awards available in the world. Buolamwini is one of 32 students from across the country chosen as Rhodes Scholars and will represent the United States at the University of Oxford in England. She is a 2012 graduate of Georgia Tech University where she received a degree in computer science. She will spend two years at Oxford working on a Masters of Science in African Studies.
The Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1902 through the will of Cecil Rhodes, a British philanthropist and African colonial pioneer. The first class of American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but also for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.