A 2012 graduate of the College of Idaho was one of 32 Americans named this morning to a very exclusive club: the newest group of Rhodes Scholars, each awarded a scholarship to study at Oxford University valued at approximately $50,000 per year.
Amanda Frickle, who graduated earlier this year from the C of I with a bachelor's degre in history and political economy, is the college's seventh graduate to win the Rhodes scholarship, created in 1902 by British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Frickle was also the student body president at the College of Idaho during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Frickle said her proposed course of study at Oxford would be a graduate program in women's studies with a specific interest in applying that knowledge to advocacy for LGBT and women's rights in the United States and Latin America.
"Studying at Oxford, getting an international perspective, could help me become a social-justice advocate not only here (in the United States), but throughout the globe," said Frickle in a statement through the university.
Frickle was one of 200 national finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship.