Jessica Chiriboga ’24 and Zachary Lang ’23 have been awarded Rhodes Scholars, increasing the total number of Dartmouth students to 81 since the award’s inception 121 years ago.
The two will be among more than 100 best students from around the world, including 32 Americans, who will begin graduate studies at Oxford next year.
“It is a joy to congratulate Jess and Zach on this profound achievement, which reflects not only their outstanding academic accomplishments but their outsized commitment to making Dartmouth a better place to live and learn for everyone,” says President Sian Leah Beilock.
“In their time in Hanover, Jess has brought student voices to the table around critical institutional decisions, including advancing mental health and wellness on campus, and Zach dedicated himself to preventing sexual violence and promoting restorative justice. I know they both will bring their intellectual curiosity and passion for serving others to Oxford and beyond.”
The Rhodes program is the world’s oldest and most prestigious international graduate program. Rhodes Scholars in the past have gone on to become heads of state, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, college and university presidents, and Supreme Court justices.
Dartmouth has historically produced 79 Rhodes Scholars, the most recent being Sarah Waltcher ’16.