Iconic New Yorkers and Mia Farrow and Woody Allen's 23-year-old son, Ronan, hit the Rhodes Sunday...won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship, that is.
He was one of two New Yorkers who snagged the coveted scholarship. The other went to Miriam Rosenbaum, 22, of the Bronx, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
The Rhodes scholarship allows its winners to spend a year studying at Oxford University in England.
Astoundingly, Ronan Farrow, finished his B.A. at Bard College at age 15 and already has a Yale law degree under his belt. He'll study for a Ph.D, in International Development at Oxford. It's no surprise that he worked for Hillary Clinton as a special adviser on youth issues; her husband Bill also snagged a Rhodes in his youth. Young Farrow wrote on twitter, Rhodes is a great honor & opportunity. But for now very focused on fostering youth jobs and voices.
Rosenbaum, plans to get a masters in bioethics at Oxford. She also expressed the importance of the Rhodes to her. In the Daily News report the Princeton senior is quoted as saying, I'm very, very enthusiastic and very excited. Her interest in this field, she advised, sprang in part from her work with disabled children at the Brooklyn-based Hebrew Academy for Special Children.
I realized one way I can really help, other than giving them direct care, is to be an advocate in the area of health policy, she told the Daily news.
Only about 80 of 2,000 applicants win the award each year and of those, only 32 are from the U.S.