Dickey Senior Receives Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

December 4, 2013

Joseph Singh ’14, of Toronto, Ontario, has been named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar, the oldest and most prestigious postgraduate academic award for international study. The Rhodes Scholarship pays all expenses for a graduate program at the University of Oxfordin England.

Singh has been deeply involved with Dickey Center programs since his first term on campus, when he was selected to participate in the year-long Great Issues Scholars program. Last summer he won a Dickey Center Class of '66 International Internship to work at the Institute for Near East Gulf Military Analysis, in Washington, DC.

"This is great news for Joe and richly deserved," says Daniel Benjamin, Director of the Dickey Center. "We were all impressed when, as one of the Dickey Center's Class of '66 Interns, he co-wrote a piece for the Foreign Policy website on the relationshp between Russia and Syria. He's sharp, insightful and motivated."

Singh is currently a Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow and one of two student administrators who work closely with Benjamin Valentino, Associate Professor of Government, and Coordinator of the War and Peace Program.

"Joe represents the very best of Dartmouth," says Valentino. "Winning a Rhodes Scholarship is both a recognition of Joe’s extraordinary academic achievements so far and a wager that he will continue to succeed in the years ahead. Best of all, he wants to use those talents to make a difference in the world."

Read more about the two Dartmouth 2014 Rhodes Scholars at Dartmouth Now:

Rhodes Scholars Reflect on Their Awards and Dartmouth, 12/13/13, Dartmouth Now.

Global Policy Students Take Their Studies to India, 12/18/13, Dartmouth Now.