The Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year, 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars for their outstanding academic achievements, their character, their commitment to others and to the common good, and their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
Award RecipientLogan Jackson, E’16, civil engineering major
“A young woman of exceptional poise, accomplishment, and promise” is how one mentor describes Logan. “She has demonstrated a deep wellspring of character that is the hallmark of truly remarkable leaders and learners.” Logan is the first Northeastern student to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. She not only excels academically, but reaches out to elevate and nurture those around her. As president of Northeastern’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Logan designed a squad mentoring system to ensure that fellow members would succeed inside and outside the classroom. She spent weekends developing and teaching science classes to economically disadvantaged kids in Boston schools, inspiring several students to say they plan to pursue STEM careers. While on co-ops at four prestigious engineering firms, Logan devised creative solutions to critical engineering problems. “Her questions were always insightful, always thinking one step ahead,” one supervisor said. At Oxford, Logan will study evidence-based social intervention and evaluate education policies worldwide. She plans to apply her formidable analytical and problem-solving skills to increasing equity and diversity in STEM education.