English major Sarah Waltcher '16 named Rhodes Scholar

Dartmouth News, November 22, 2016

Sarah Waltcher ’16 has been named a Rhodes Scholar—one of 32 Americans among 95 top students from around the world chosen to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford next year.

The Rhodes scholarship is the oldest international graduate scholarship in the world. Past Rhodes Scholars have gone on to become heads of state, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, leaders of colleges and universities, and Supreme Court justices. Waltcher is Dartmouth’s 79th Rhodes Scholar.

“Sarah’s accomplishment has made the Dartmouth community proud,” says Provost Carolyn Dever. “Her commitment to learning and teaching reflects her character and her leadership, and exemplifies the best of what the liberal arts have to offer. I am delighted that the Rhodes Trust has recognized her potential.”

Originally from New York City, Waltcher majored in English at Dartmouth. Since graduating as a valedictorian last year, she has taught sixth-grade science at the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Brooklyn.