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Brilliant young girl wins UK Rhodes scholarship, set to earn 2 Masters degree at University of Oxford free of charge

A brilliant young girl named Serene Singh has been awarded the prestigious United Kingdom Rhodes Scholarship to study for two master’s degrees at the University of Oxford.

Serene, an Indian-American obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political science and Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder in the United States. She was among the 32 Americans to win the prestigious 2019 Rhodes Scholarship.

She is also the first female student from the university to win a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.  “I’m feeling really, really thankful and so excited. I still feel like I am dreaming,” she said.

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This is just one of the many accomplishment she has achieved during her undergraduate studies. Serene  was awarded the Truman Scholarship and named a Marshall Scholarship finalist.



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She was a member of the Presidents Leadership Class, a Boettcher Scholar, a founder of the Colorado Bhangra Team, a founder of the National Sikh Youth Program, a president of the Sikh Student Association, president of the Political Science Honor Society, a nationally certified speech and debate coach for 3P Speech.

Serene also holds the titles of American’s Junior Miss and Miss Colorado Teen. She founded her nonprofit, The Serenity Project, Brave Enough to Fly, to empower at-risk women through the skills she gained in pageantry.

She said all of her achievements are focused on serving the community.”I have optimistic energy and sometimes an overly positive attitude about things that can be fixed,” Serene explained.


“I think that’s important because I think sometimes communities feel like nothing can be done. They need someone to say, ‘Wait a second! Let’s challenge this creatively.’ I try to do that in everything that I’m working on, whether it’s gender equality, religious communities, with young women and girls,” she added.

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Serene stated that her commitment to making a difference in the world, combined with her promise of great leadership and academic success, are among the many reasons why she earned the Rhodes Scholarship. 

She said she aspires to serve on the United States Supreme Court in the future which would make the second graduate of her university to do so.

At Oxford University, Sener plans to study for herdouble master’s degrees in criminology and criminal justice and evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation.


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