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Brookhouse Alumni Becomes a Rhodes Scholar

Kenyan student and alumni of Brookhouse School, Victoria Kipngetich is among this year’s recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship.

Kenyan student and alumni of Brookhouse School

The Rhodes Scholarship ranks among the most prestigious of awards recognizing academic excellence at Oxford University for graduate study. It is also one of the oldest global recognitions in academia, and Victoria Kipngetich will undertake her Masters Degree in Global Governance and Diplomacy at Oxford in 2024.

Miss Kipngetich completed her A-levels at Brookhouse School in the Class of 2020, and proceeded to Yale University for her undergraduate degree in Global Affairs.  She is passionate about agency in Africa’s diplomatic relations and the democratization of foreign policy in the Kenyan context.

During her high school studies at Brookhouse School she was a senior prefect and attained an A* in the Cambridge A-level examinations in 2020.  She was accepted into all four Ivy League universities that she had applied to, including Yale. 

While in the USA at Yale University, Victoria interned at the Kenya Mission to the United Nations, and most recently at the Council on Foreign Relations.  She is fluent in English, Kiswahili and French and has studied Italian at Yale. Through the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, she conducted research on the diplomatic strategies employed by Kenyan policymakers in response to emerging great power competition dynamics on the African continent.

Brookhouse Headmaster, Mr Eric Mulindi, describes Victoria Kipngetich as “a remarkable young individual, an academic perfectionist with a strong sense of purpose and social conscience.  All at Brookhouse are extremely proud of Victoria’s continuing academic success and with her Rhodes Scholar’s Award, I know Victoria will make a significant mark at Oxford University, having already done so at Yale.”

Miss Kipngetich commences her Rhodes Scholar studies at Oxford in October 2024.