New Rhodes Scholar at Stanford University

November 24, 2010 4:37:55 PM PST
Stanford has a new Rhodes Scholar.

21-year-old Varun Sivaram, along with just 31 other American students, will enter Oxford University next October.

Sivarum, who is from Saratoga, is a senior majoring in physics and international relations. He is also the chair of the undergraduate senate and captain of an Indian dance team.

The scholarships, worth $50,000 a year, were announced Sunday morning.

Each scholar was selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, and leadership potential.