Note:it is an honor to be named as a Rhodes Scholar..
Rhodes scholarships were created in 1902 by the estate of British
philanthropist Cecil Rhodes.
Winners are selected on the basis of high
academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and
physical vigor, among other attributes.
This from the article linked below:
Elizabeth Betterbed of the small community of Fox Island in the southern tip of the Puget Sound was named among the scholarship winners announced early Sunday.
She was one of 32 men and women from across the United States selected from 805 applicants . Betterbed is a senior at West Point, where she is a majoring in mechanical engineering.
Her father, Thomas Betterbed, says that Elizabeth has grabbed every opportunity she's had in life and that she looks for challenges every day.The 21-year-old grew up loving soccer and decided to apply to West Point, seeking a challenge for her college year