Meet Stacey Roheman! She’s Howard University’s 2016 Rhodes Scholar finalist, and hails from St. Lucia!
An athlete with a passion for tennis, Stacey is a senior who’s attending Howard on a full tennis scholarship, majoring in Legal Communications with a minor in Political Science.
She attended the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Castries, St. Lucia, before choosing to pursue undergraduate studies at Howard.
“I chose Howard University because of its profound history of Black excellence combined with its educational ranking,” says Stacey. “I was also offered a full tennis scholarship, which afforded me the opportunity to do something that I love dearly, as well as gain an education of exceptional quality. Furthermore, I chose Howard University because it is located in the capital of the United States, which I view as a city rich in educational history and attractions.”
After graduation, Stacey intends to pursue a law degree and return home to St. Lucia to contribute to the justice system in a meaningful way.
When asked what advice she would give to students in the Eastern Caribbean interested in pursuing higher education in the United States, she said, “Studying as an international student in the United States is a very rewarding experience as it is the home to some of the best universities in the world, which provide an educational experience of exceptional quality. Furthermore, for an international student, studying in the United States is also an avenue for broadening experiences as well as a means of making connections with people from around the world.”
The prestigious Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.