Shayak Sarkar '07 and Sammy K. Sambu '08 named among Rhodes Scholars

Prestigious scholarship goes to a graduate and two seniors

Two Harvard seniors and a recent graduate have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars. Clara L. Blättler of Brookline, Mass., and Shayak Sarkar, of Edinburg, Texas, were among the 32 Americans chosen for the prestigious scholarship that funds two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Sammy K. Sambu has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar from Kenya, according to Harvard Fellowships Director Paul Bohlmann.

Blättler is a Harvard senior majoring in earth and planetary sciences. Harvard record-holder and Ivy League champion in the women’s pole vault, violinist in two Harvard orchestras, and a pianist, Blättler has conducted extensive research and fieldwork in geology and chemical oceanography in South America, Africa, and Europe. She has also studied at the Goethe Institute in Berlin.

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