Ugandan Jessica Wamala Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Meghan Reid April 13, 2014


Photo: New Vision


Jessica Wamala (pictured) is one of 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars to represent the United States. Wamala has now become the third Villanova University student-athlete to win the prestigious scholarship. She is the daughter of Ugandan Dr. Nabatanzi Lugudde Katwe, former presidential aide.

The Rhodes Scholarship program covers all education expenses for two to three years while attending the University of Oxford in England.

According to New Vision, “Wamala graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in May 2013, with majors in political science, Arab and Islamic studies, and global interdisciplinary studies. She is now pursuing a M.A. in political science at Villanova.”

The Rhodes Scholars program was “…created in 1902 by the Will of Cecil Rhodes, British philanthropist and African colonial pioneer, and provided in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors. The first class of American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

Last Edited by:iboateng Updated: June 19, 2018


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