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USAFA Cadets chosen among 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars

Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 20:09:10-05

AIR FORCE ACADEMY – Two senior cadets at the Air Force Academy have been elected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2019.

In a press release Monday, the Academy announced that Cadets 1st Class James Brahm, of Alabama, and Madison Tung, of California, are the 40th and 41st cadets to receive the scholarship.

Brahm majors in computer science and Tung is a double major in mathematics and humanities. Both are also pursuing minors in Chinese.

The Academy said Brahm will pursue master’s degrees in computer science and public policy while at Oxford. Tung will pursue masters in computer science and global governance and diplomacy while at Oxford.

The Rhodes scholarship, established in 1902 by philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, covers all costs for two to three years of study at The University of Oxford in England. Winners are selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal integrity, and leadership potential, among other attributes. The 32 students of the 2019 Class will begin classes at Oxford in October 2019.