Senior Marie-Rose Sheinerman has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. She is among 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships and will join an international group of Rhodes Scholars chosen from more than 60 countries.
Sheinerman, of New York City, is concentrating in history and is also pursuing a certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. At Oxford, she will pursue an MPhil in history.
She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Princetonian, where she manages a staff of more than 300 students, and previously served as a student board member of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton. She is also a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, a group of juniors and seniors who are committed to the study of humanistic inquiry.
“You could hear me shouting in excitement from the other side of campus. Marie-Rose is a rare talent and a brilliant and wonderful person,” said Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and founding director of the Humanities Council’s Program in Journalism. “The Rhodes is just further testament that we will be hearing about her for many years to come.”
In 2022, Sheinerman won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for her contributions to “urgent yet sweeping coverage” of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse while on staff as an intern at the Miami Herald. She interned at the Herald with support from a Ferris Summer Grant for Student Internships in Journalism, which is funded by the endowment of Edwin F. Ferris, Class of 1899, to support summer internships in writing, publishing, and journalism, in both print and digital media.
After the Rhodes Scholarship, Sheinerman intends to work as a journalist. “What exactly that may look like, I can’t say for sure, but I know ultimately that my passion lies in journalism and that I hope to work as a reporter, perhaps eventually even as a foreign correspondent.”