History Senior Sam Harshbarger Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Nov. 13, 2023

Princeton University senior Sam Harshbarger has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

Harshbarger is among 32 U.S. recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford. In a statement, Ramona I. Doyle, 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.”

Rhodes Scholars are chosen from more than 70 countries. Individual countries announce their recipients on different schedules.

Harshbarger, of Cranbury, New Jersey, is concentrating in history and is also pursuing three minors: in history and the practice of diplomacy; Near Eastern studies; and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. At Oxford, he will pursue an MPhil in history. He will begin his studies there in October.