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2019 Rhodes Scholar from Colorado Springs to be honored with Spirit of the Springs award

Posted at 8:56 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 10:56:08-05
Serene Singh
Rhodes Sholar Serene Singh. Photo courtesy of Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado Springs native who is one of just 32 in the U.S. to be named a Rhodes Scholar will be honored with the Spirit of the Springs award next week.

Serene Singh, who is a graduate of Rampart High School and CU-Boulder, will study at Oxford University next fall. She is majoring in political science and journalism at CU Boulder. She will pursue double masters’ degrees in criminology and criminal justice and evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation while studying in England.

“We are proud to recognize Colorado Springs native Serene Singh as an incredible young leader who is destined to make a positive impact with her intelligence, passion and desire to help others,” said Mayor John Suthers.

Singh is the first woman from CU-Boulder to be awarded the prestigious scholarship and is one of several Sikhs to receive the honor.

In addition to being a Rhodes Scholar, she is Truman Scholar and is the chief justice of the CU Boulder student government Supreme Court, Chair of the National Sikh Youth Program and President of the University’s Indian Student Association. She is also an intern for the Obama Foundation where she created the Global Girls Ambassador Program along with Michelle Obama.

She will be joined at Oxford by Air Force Academy Cadets James Brahm and Madison Tung, who were also Rhodes Scholar recipients. Brahm is from Alabama and Tung is from California.