New Jersey man among four Princeton Rhodes Scholars

A New Jersey man is among 32 Rhodes Scholars who have been chosen to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.

Evan Soltas, of Rumson, New Jersey, is one of four Princeton students to be chosen early Sunday by the Rhodes Trust.

They were chosen from 869 applicants who were endorsed by 316 colleges and universities.

The other Princeton winners are Richard Lu, of Ballwin, Missouri, Katherine Clifton, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Cameron Platt, of Santa Barbara, California.

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The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years of study at the prestigious university in England starting next October.

The scholarships are worth about $50,000 per year.

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