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Rhodes Scholars Jamal Burns and Kendall Jefferys and Schwarzman Scholar Yuexuan Chen.

Jamal Burns, a 2018 DukeEngage-Dublin participant, and Kendall Jefferys, a 2018 DukeEngage-Costa Rica participant and DukeEngage guiDE, were among 32 recipients selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. They were chosen from 953 applicants at colleges and universities throughout the country. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

2019 DukeEngage Independent Project participant Yuexuan Chen has been named a Schwarzman Scholar, a program that funds one year of study in Beijing, China. Yuexuan, who spent eight weeks in South Africa working with investigative environmental journalism organization Oxpeckers, was chosen from more than 3,600 applicants worldwide.