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CONGRATS AND KUDOS TO LOCAL RHODES SCHOLAR
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Virginia Military Institute, Santa Clara University (formerly known as the University of Santa Clara), and Drake University, the first Rhodes Scholars from these institutions in 42, 54, and 82 years, respectively."

The thirty-two Rhodes Scholars chosen from the United States will join an international group of Scholars chosen from thirteen other jurisdictions around the world. In addition to the thirty-two Americans, Scholars are also selected from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the nations of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Germany, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (South Africa, plus Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Approximately 80 Scholars are selected worldwide each year.

With the elections announced today, 3,164 Americans have won Rhodes Scholarships, representing 309 colleges and universities. Since 1976, women have been eligible to apply and 408 American women have now won the coveted scholarship. More than 1,800 American Rhodes Scholars are living in all parts of the U. S. and abroad.

The value of the Rhodes Scholarship varies depending on the academic field and the degree (B.A., master's, doctoral) chosen. The Rhodes Trust pays all college and university fees, provides a stipend to cover necessary expenses while in residence in Oxford as well as during vacations, and transportation to and from England. Mr. Gerson estimates that the total value of the Scholarship averages approximately US$50,000 per year.


THE 2008 USEF PEGASUS MEDIA AWARD WINNERS
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and William Don't Tell" captures three-day eventer and her mount in a frozen moment in time, clearing a cross-country obstacle. The image captures both rider (also a local) and horse in a moment of thought and skillful performance.

Through the years, the USEF has added newer categories for the Pegasus awards to reflect the developing and ever-changing world of media and honor and celebrate the members of the press, media outlets and freelance artists. Within this group of devoted and hardworking individuals and publications, we find the heart of the promotion, celebration and examination of equestrian sport. They open doors to fans of equestrian sport-old and new.

For the publication divisions, three categories were contested. Each separate category produced a quality product, and the judging proved quite a challenge. In the Affiliate category, it was the Arabian Horse Association's Modern Arabian Horse taking the win. It is the second year in a row that the AHA's magazine has taken the prize among the affiliate magazines entered in the competition. The Morgan Horse, produced by the American Morgan Horse Association took reserve honors. The Special publication honor went to Horses USA, produced by Fancy Publications, a division of Bowtie, Inc. Horses USA serves as an annual reference guide for first-time and beginning horse owners. The Overall publication category went to a past winner - EQUUS magazine. In a repeat performance from 2006, the Source Interlink magazine once again was noted for its broad appeal, quality content, art direction and overall presentation. In the Broadcast category that encompasses both video and audio formats, HorseGirlTV's episode titled "Inside Stübben North America" took the win. Broadcast online at www.HorseGirlTV.com, website owner and host Angelea Walkup's production was noted for its quality and positive educational value to both equestrian and non-equestrian audiences.In the ever-expanding Internet category, it was another triumph for a Bowtie, Inc., endeavor. The website www.Horsechannel.com was named the Best Internet site in a close competition.

 

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