Seven Harvard Seniors Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

December 2, 2019

Congratulations to Constance Bourguignon!! 

Constance Bourguignon standing in the Yard.

Seven members of Harvard’s Class of 2020 have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the American and Canadian secretaries of the Rhodes Trust announced Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The seven Harvard students — five Americans and two Canadians — will join 100 Rhodes scholars from across the world to begin their studies at Oxford in October 2020.

Harvard College boasted the most American Rhodes recipients of any university, and tied with University of Calgary for the most Canadian recipients. 369 Harvard students have now been named American Rhodes Scholars since the award was established in 1902. This year, College students made up five of the 32 American winners and two of the 11 Canadian winners.

Though the Canadian Rhodes Trust has yet to publicly report this year’s winners, Canadian Rhodes Trust Secretary Richard Pan confirmed that Sai Shanthanand S. Rajagopal ’20 and Constance M. Bourguignon ’20 are among those selected.