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African-American lady wins UK Rhodes scholarship, bags 2 masters degrees at Oxford University

African-American lady wins UK Rhodes scholarship, bags 2 masters degrees at Oxford University
Name:Anea Moore
Identity:African-American
Award:Rhodes Trust scholarship
Field:Public Policy, Comparative Social Policy
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Anea Moore, an African-American woman, has made headlines by securing the esteemed Rhodes Trust scholarship and completing two master’s degrees at the prestigious University of Oxford.

She earned a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy and a Master of Public Policy. Celebrating her academic triumph on LinkedIn, she dedicated her success to her late parents and expressed gratitude to the Rhodes Trust for the opportunity.

In 2021, Moore was among the 32 American recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship, chosen from a pool of 880 candidates endorsed by 281 colleges and universities. She pursued her studies at Oxford with the help of this scholarship.

The application process for the 2024 Rhodes Trust Scholarship at Oxford University is currently open for qualified individuals who aspire to study at this renowned institution. Interested applicants can find more information on the application here. You can also learn more about Rhodes Trust here.

Moore’s academic journey began with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Urban Studies, with a focus on law and a minor in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her life was marked by adversity; she was orphaned and came from a low-income background.

She lost her parents to heart disease within nine months of each other when she was just 17/18 years old. They lived in an area with scarce access to nutritious food, quality education, and employment opportunities.

Despite these challenges, Moore grew up in a community where poverty was prevalent, and her elementary school was predominantly Black, with many students struggling to pass standardized tests.

Yet, she recalls finding joy in small moments, and her parents invested all they had in her upbringing until their passing. Their love fueled her dreams and actions. After their death, she turned her grief into a passion for literature, activism, advocacy, and projects that gave her direction and insight into the systemic injustices that contributed to their demise.

Moore envisioned a world of fairness and inclusivity. She initiated programs that supported thousands of low-income students and families, conducted research, and achieved all this by the age of 20.

Even with her accomplishments, Moore faced personal battles, including a diagnosis of ADHD and treatment for severe depression and anxiety.

Despite these hurdles, she persevered with the support of her friends and family, driven by her belief in a world where equal opportunities are accessible to all.

She extends her heartfelt thanks to the Rhodes Trust, the Truman Scholarship Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the Blavatnik School of Government, and the Department of Social Policy & Intervention at Oxford for their faith in her and their investment in her future, despite the challenges she faced.

Moore is deeply appreciative of the chances she’s had to connect with others, to love, and to be part of positive change. Her journey is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit and the difference that support and opportunity can make.

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