The University’s efforts to address the recent gender imbalance in the winners of prominent scholarships have paid off: Seven of Princeton’s nine Rhodes and Marshall scholars this year were female. Deirdre Moloney, the University’s director of fellowship advising, said faculty advisers and student organizations helped broaden the applicant pool by encouraging more women to apply. From 2005 to 2010, all of Princeton’s Rhodes scholars were men, as were six of the 10 Marshall scholars.

The University’s efforts to address the recent gender imbalance in the winners of prominent scholarships have paid off: Seven of Princeton’s nine Rhodes and Marshall scholars this year were female. Deirdre Moloney, the University’s director of fellowship advising, said faculty advisers and student organizations helped broaden the applicant pool by encouraging more women to apply. From 2005 to 2010, all of Princeton’s Rhodes scholars were men, as were six of the 10 Marshall scholars.

Mohit Agrawal ’11
Mohit Agrawal ’11
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Mohit Agrawal ’11, from West Lafayette, Ind., was a math major and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in financial economics.

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Elizabeth Butterworth ’12, a native of Auburn, Mass., is majoring in classics and plans to earn a master’s degree in comparative and international education.

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Miriam Rosenbaum ’12, from the Bronx, N.Y., is a Woodrow Wilson School major who will work on a master’s degree in public health.

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Astrid Stuth ’12, of Hubertus, Wis., is majoring in East Asian studies and will pursue a master’s degree in international relations.

Astrid Stuth ’12, of Hubertus, Wis., is majoring in East Asian studies and will pursue a master’s degree in international relations.

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Christina Chang ’12, a chemistry major from Austin, Texas, intends to earn a master’s degree in sustainable energy at Imperial College London.

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Dorison ’11, a Wilson School major from Longmeadow, Mass., will pursue a master’s degree in human rights at the London School of Economics.

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Alice ­Easton ’09, a Chicago native, majored in ecology and evolutionary biology and will ­seek a doctorate in ­infectious-disease epidemiology at Imperial College London.

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Kyle Edwards ’12, of Altadena, Calif., is a ­Wilson School major and will study for a doctorate in public health at Oxford.

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History major Emily Rutherford ’12 of San Diego plans to earn a master’s degree in modern British and European history at Oxford.