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Stanford grad among first two Israeli Rhodes Scholars

A 2016 Stanford University graduate is one of two Israelis among the 95 students internationally chosen this year as Rhodes Scholars.

Nadav Lidor, who lives in Tel Aviv and graduated from Stanford last year with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and symbolic systems, and Maayan Roichman of Tel Aviv University are the first two Israeli winners of the prestigious award.

The program recently was expanded to include applicants from Israel and several other countries, including Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The 115-year-old program, which includes study at Oxford University in England, now includes 83 eligible countries.

Thirty-two Rhodes Scholars were chosen from the U.S. this year.