The Rhodes Trust announced yesterday that Tim McGinnis DS’09 has been named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar, one of just thirty-two American college students to receive the scholarship. After initially attending Princeton University, Tim took a leave to attend Deep Springs for two years, then returned to Princeton where he graduated summa cum laude in Anthropology last summer. He is currently working on behalf of a non-profit health clinic in Sierra Leone. He will pursue studies in the history of science, medicine and technology at Oxford beginning next year. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Scholarship criteria read, in part: “high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor” – criteria familiar to Deep Springers.
Once in England, Tim will likely get to share stories with Noam Finkelstein DS’08 who graduated from Oxford last summer and now works in London.