Rhodes Scholar hopeful
Erik Johnson of Boardman, a senior biology pre-medicine major at YSU with a minor in chemistry, has been nominated for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Johnson is a four-year member of the YSU football team and a Leslie H. Cochran University Scholar. He has compiled an extensive community service record that includes coaching youth basketball and umpiring youth baseball games among several other efforts.
The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1902 and named after the late Cecil Rhodes, are the oldest international educational fellowships. They give exceptionally intelligent, forward-thinking students from around the globe the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in England for up to three years.
Ron Shaklee, geography professor and head of YSU’s Scholars and Honors Program, evaluated and determined Johnson's application to be competitive and sufficient for regional competition, and with President Cynthia E. Anderson's official endorsement, it has been forwarded to the Rhodes Scholar Committee for consideration in the next phase of competition. Read more.
Published Fall 2010