JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Donald "Field'' Brown, a Mississippi State University senior and Vicksburg native, has been named a Rhodes Scholar.
The Rhodes Trust says the English and philosophy major is one of 32 U.S. men and women who will enter Oxford University next October.
The winners were selected from 857 applicants endorsed by 327 different colleges and universities. The scholarships, announced early Sunday, provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the prestigious university in England.
Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.
Brown founded a literary magazine at MSU and hopes to seek a doctorate studying African-American literature.