Cameron Clarke, Howard University Student Awarded The Rhodes Scholarship

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-10-26-47-pmCameron Clarke has been selected as one of 32 students nationwide to receive the prestigious 2017 Rhodes Scholarship.  Clarke is a double biology and community health major from Jersey City, New Jersey, living in Richmond, Virginia.

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-10-26-38-pmThe Rhodes Scholarship provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain, and other generous benefactors. The first U.S. Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.
Cameron started Howard University in the fall of 2013, with 42 advanced placement credits. As a researcher at Howard University’s W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory, Clarke has assisted in developing a database to combine information for the Cobb collection and the New York City African Burial Ground.

“Howard’s secret is that it has as many, if not more opportunities than a lot of Ivy League schools,” said Clarke.  “You have a lot of professors within your departments who will allow you to conduct independent research and gain publication experience as an undergraduate, which is amazing for both graduate school applications and your own intellectual development.”


Currently, he works as an intern in the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, conducting science policy research for members and staff.

After graduating from Howard next summer, Clarke will undergo a two-year program at the University of Oxford in England.  Ultimately, Clarke plans on going to medical school, working in public health policy and doing clinical research.

Mr. Clarke will be Howard’s fourth Rhodes Scholar that now includes scholars such as Mark Alleyne (1986), Carla Peterman (1999), and Marianna Ofosu (2003),” said President Frederick.

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