UW–Madison senior was a finalist this year for a Rhodes Scholarship

Sarah Almutawa

Sarah Almutawa

University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Sarah Almutawa was a finalist this year for a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate academic honors in the world.

By the end of this year’s awards process, more than 100 Rhodes Scholars will have been selected from countries across the globe, including 32 from the United States announced earlier this month. Almutawa was a finalist in Saudi Arabia, her home country.

“Sarah should be very proud of all she’s accomplished — it is an immense honor to make it to the finalist stage for the Rhodes Scholarship,” says Julie Stubbs, director of undergraduate academic awards at UW–Madison. “Through research, service, and mentoring, she’s developing the knowledge and skills to address critical problems in the world. She is committed to the common good and we are all better for her efforts. I look forward to following Sarah’s career.”

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