History Senior Marie-Rose Sheinerman Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Written by
Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Nov. 14, 2022

Princeton University senior Marie-Rose Sheinerman has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

Sheinerman is among 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford. In a statement, Elliot Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, said of this year’s Rhodes Scholars representing the United States, “They inspire us already with their accomplishments, but even more by their values-based leadership and selfless ambitions to improve their communities and the world.”

Sheinerman will join an international group of Rhodes Scholars chosen from more than 60 countries. Individual countries announce their recipients on different schedules.

She will begin her studies at Oxford in October.

Sheinerman, of New York City, is concentrating in history and is also pursuing a certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. At Oxford, she will pursue an MPhil in history. She is a member of Whitman College.

While an intern at The Miami Herald in summer 2021, Sheinerman was part of the team of reporters awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for “urgent yet sweeping coverage” of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida. She led a byline on a key story in the Pulitzer entry and contributed to other stories included in the winning package.

She has served as the editor in chief of The Daily Princetonian since January, where she manages a staff of more than 300 students. In this leadership role, she has helped to spearhead equity initiatives including a financial stipend for lower-income staffers, pre-professional mentorship programs, and special issues that hope to build trust with marginalized communities among the paper’s readership.

She is a former member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, a group of juniors and seniors who are committed to the study of humanistic inquiry, and previously served as a student board member of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton.

In her academic work, her independent research has combined her passions for history and journalism.

After the Rhodes Scholarship, she intends to work as a journalist. “What exactly that may look like, I can’t say for sure, but I know ultimately that my passion lies in journalism and that I hope to work as a reporter, perhaps eventually even as a foreign correspondent.”

Read the full article at News at Princeton.

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