WVU: 3 of its students named Rhodes Scholarship finalists

November 2, 2018

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says three of its students have been named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship.

University officials say it might be the first time that WVA has advanced this many finalists for the prestigious award.

Two of the finalists — Emma Harrison and Andrea Pettit — are from Morgantown. The third finalist, Virginia “Ginny” Thrasher, is from Springfield, Virginia. WVU officials say the three will interview with the Rhodes District XI Committee of Selection in Chicago on Nov.16-17.

All three women are students in the WVU Honors College.

The Rhodes Scholarship provides all expenses for two to four years of study at the University of Oxford in England.