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Brilliant African-American lady wins UK Rhodes scholarship, bags 2 masters degrees at Oxford University

A brilliant African-American lady named Anea Moore who won the prestigious Rhodes Trust scholarship has bagged two masters degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Moore obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy and a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom through the prestigious Rhodes Trust Scholarship.

She shared her achievement of earning the two degrees on her LinkedIn dedicating her success to her late parents and thanking the Rhodes Trust scholarship for the opportunity.

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Moore was one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars who were selected from 880 students endorsed by 281 colleges and universities nationwide in 2021. Moore enrolled at the University of Oxford through a scholarship.


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The Rhodes Trust Scholarship is a fully-funded award offering successful candidates a full tuition waiver plus a living stipend of £18,180 per annum during their period of study in the United Kingdom.

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Moore who bagged her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Urban studies with a concentration in law and a minor in Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, United States was an orphan and a first-generation, low-income (FGLI) student.


She mentioned that her parents died of cardiovascular disease when she was 17/18 years old just nine months apart. Moore said they grew up in neighborhoods where they had limited or no access to healthy food, great schools, and good employment opportunities.

Moore said this situation made her grow up in a neighborhood with approximately 35% poverty and in an elementary school that was 98% Black where more students failed the standardized tests than passed them.

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In spite of these challenges, she reflected that her family still managed to find happiness in the little moments, and her parents devoted all of their energy and resources towards nurturing her until their final breaths.

Moore said that her parent’s love was the root of all her dreams and work. Following their passing, she channeled her sorrow into reading literature, activism, advocacy, and projects that provided her with a sense of direction and enabled her to comprehend the systemic inequities that played a role in their deaths.

She stated that she began envisioning a future where she could create a fairer and more inclusive world for her loved ones, her  community, and marginalized groups who are deserving of greater opportunities.

Moore said she started helping to create programs that would later serve 1000s of low-income students & families, doing research for three academics and she was just 20 years old.

She mentioned that even with all of her achievements, she still had her own fair of challenges. Moore was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and was on medication for severe depression and general anxiety disorder.

Moore said it was challenging but with the support of friends and family, she was moving forward because she believes in a world where everyone has equal access to opportunities.

She expressed her gratitude to the Rhodes Trust, the Truman Scholarship Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the Blavatnik School of Government, and the Department of Social Policy & Intervention, University of Oxford, for believing in her and investing in her future despite her flaws and difficult moments.

Moore said she is grateful for all the opportunities that life has afforded her to connect with, love with, and change with others.




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