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Two Mississippi State seniors named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

Natalie M Jones.....Source: Magan Bean Natalie M Jones.....Source: Magan Bean
Hollly Travis.....Source: Russ Houston Hollly Travis.....Source: Russ Houston
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Mississippi State University student from Flowood is one of two seniors named finalists for e prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

According to a press release from MSU, Natalie M. Jones of Flowood is an English and sociology double-major. Holly M. Travis of Starkville is a criminology and political science double-major.  

Bo will have interviews November 18th and 19th in Birmingham, Alabama, for what what is widely considered the world's oldest and most celebrated international fellowship.

Also pursuing minors in Spanish, both Jones and Travis are among finalists chosen this year on the basis of demonstrated scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and the common good, as well as leadership potential. Only 32 students from the U.S. will be selected for the scholarship.

Additionally, Jones was one of 54 students nationwide and the only one from Mississippi to earn a 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for students dedicated to public service.

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