University of Wisconsin–Madison seniors Qianyun (Lexi) Luo and Hawra Aljawad reached the final stage of competition this year for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate academic honors in the world.
The 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars were announced Nov. 20, 2021. An additional 203 American students were finalists for the coveted awards, including Luo. Aljawad was a finalist in her native Saudi Arabia. (The scholarships are awarded by countries or groups of countries.)