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Chemistry senior named Rhodes Scholar finalist

The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce Austin Evans, a chemistry and biochemistry senior from Broken Arrow, Okla., is a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

The Rhodes Scholarship in the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world. Each year, 32 students are named Rhodes Scholars through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Students are selected for their outstanding scholarly achievements, character and potential leadership. Rhodes Scholars are awarded full financial support to pursue a degree at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Evans is a Goldwater Scholar and two-time winner of the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) scholarship hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD). He is a 2015 Governor’s Cup finalist and has received international recognition for his research as a TU undergraduate.

“Austin Evans is an exemplary student who embodies the best that The University of Tulsa strives to achieve – a student with a broad education, deep skills, passion for scholarship and commitment to improving the world,” said TU Provost Roger Blais.

The University of Tulsa is a Top 50 private, independent, doctoral degree-granting institution dedicated to research. The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates to take challenging courses and conduct advanced research with the guidance of top TU professors.