Woody Allen’s son, Orthodox woman receive Rhodes scholarships


(JTA) — The son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, and an Orthodox Jewish college student are among the recipients of Rhodes Scholarships.

Ronan Farrow and Miriam Rosenbaum were among the winners who were notified over the weekend. Some 32 Americans and about 80 students around the world receive the annual scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. 

Farrow, 23, works for the U.S. State Department as a special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on global youth issues. He previously worked for UNICEF and former Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke. A graduate of Yale Law School and of Bard College, at the age of 15, he will be studying international development at Oxford. 

"Rhodes is a great honor & opportunity. But for now very focused on fostering youth jobs and voices,” he tweeted Sunday.

Rosenbaum, a senior at Princeton who volunteered at an orphanage in Ukraine, will study bioethics at Oxford. She had to wait until the end of Shabbat to tell her friends and relatives about the honor, according to the New York Post.

“I am very excited to learn from all the other scholars and hope I can be a role model, especially for Orthodox Jewish girls, to get an education and strive to do whatever you can," she told the newspaper.

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