Students Against Hindutva founder Shreeya Singh selected as Rhodes Scholar

Boston: Shreeya Singh, founder and president of Students Against Hindutva at Yale University, has been selected as Rhodes Scholar.

Singh, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, is majoring in history at Yale. She is the founder and president of Students Against Hindutva, an inter-university, inter-faith, student coalition focused on changing behaviors in the South Asian diaspora, for which she organized nationwide protests against anti-Muslim policies in India, where she was born. She is the political chair of the South Asian Society and managing editor of the society’s International Relations magazine. 

According to Singh is also an accomplished debater, nationally and globally, and has worked in U.S. congressional offices and on a U.S. presidential campaign. Devoted to the causes of political justice and human rights, she will work toward a Master of Philosophy degree in South Asian studies at Oxford.

The Rhodes scholarship was established in 1902 by the will of Cecil Rhodes. To date, 3,578 Americans and more than 1,000 Canadians have won the coveted award. The 43 American and Canadian recipients will join an international group of scholars chosen from more than 60 countries. Over 100 scholars will be selected worldwide.

Of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes scholars, 22 are female.

Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford—ranked the #1 university in the world in some global rankings—and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

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