UNC Student One Of 32 American Students Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A Charlotte native attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is among 32 American students selected as 2013 Rhodes Scholars to receive scholarships to Oxford University.

The university says 21-year-old Rachel Myrick was selected Saturday for the award that pays all expenses for up to four years of study at the university in England.

Myrick graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte in 2009 and is majoring in political science and global studies. The university says she will use the Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in international relations, studying the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict in world politics.

Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes and have a value of about $50,000 per year.

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