Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise senior Christian Beyer is one of three candidates Virginia Tech has recommended for the Rhodes Scholarship!
This prestigious national scholarship provides coverage for graduate study in the United Kingdom. Rhodes Scholarships provide support for tuition, fees, room, board, transportation, and books to 32 seniors for two years of graduate study at Oxford University.
Beyer is a student-athlete who achieved academic success while participating as a scholarship basketball player for the university. He plans to pursue medical school after graduation.
Through a service learning study abroad course for student-athletes, Beyer traveled to the Philippines to teach adolescents about sex education. It sparked a passion for youth assistance programs. Beyer hopes to combine his medical interest in orthopedics to one day organize inner city clinics for under-privileged youth suffering from sports injuries.
Congratulations and good luck, Christian!