Two students with ties to Missouri have been named Rhodes scholars to study at the University of Oxford in England.
The Rhodes Trust said in a release Sunday that Kirk P. Smith, from St. Louis, and Olivia A. Klevorn, who is from Chicago, are among the 32 U.S. students awarded the 2017 scholarships.
Smith is a senior at the University of Tulsa, where he majors in mechanical engineering and has studied clean energy research. He plans to study engineering science at Oxford.
Klevorn, a senior at Yale majoring in anthropology, has studied the problem of disinvestment in low-income minority communities and intends to pursue socio-legal studies at Oxford. She has family in St. Louis and has written about segregation in St. Louis.