Superlative Scholars

A pair of prestigious scholarships went to two alumni late last term.

New Potes
Santiago Tobar Potes ’20 made national headlines in November when he became the first Latino DACA recipient to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. As a member of the 2021 cohort, he’ll head to the University of Oxford in the fall to pursue an M.St. (master of studies) in global and imperial history. Potes, who hails from Miami, graduated with degrees in East Asian studies and Medieval and Renaissance studies.

Miranda Li ’17 was named a member of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2022. Scholarship recipients pursue a one-year master’s at Tsinghua University in Beijing, focusing on public policy, economics and business, or international studies; they also attend lectures, travel and develop a better understanding of China through cultural immersion.