About 80 college students from around the world are picked each year as Rhodes Scholars and this year, one was from Iowa. Georgianna Whiteley is a senior at Luther College in Decorah. The 21-year-old Minnesota native is majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology.
Her goal is to become a doctor who’ll deal with global health issues. Whiteley spent time in Tanzania her sophomore year, studying one of the east African country’s native cultures. As a Rhodes Scholar, she’ll study at Oxford University in England.
The program was launched 110 years ago by a British philanthropist.