Brilliant man wins UK Rhodes scholarship, set to bag masters degree at University of Oxford free of charge
A brilliant man named Elijah C. DeVaughn Jr. has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study for his master’s at the University of Oxford, England.
Elijah C. DeVaughn Jr., a California teen bagged his bachelor’s degree in History and Literature at Havard University. He won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship while still a student for his excellent performance and contribution to society.
Elijah was one of the 32 students selected for the 2020 scholarship cohort. He was chosen as a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford, England in the United Kingdom.
He told ABC News that he grew up in a single-parent household, his mother, a teacher, and his father in prison, serving 13 years away from his family. Although this was hard on him, Elijah said seeing his mother work hard and learning from his father’s mistakes pushed him to get a better life for himself.