Six Seniors, Three in Eliot, Win Rhodes Competition Scholarships

Six Harvard seniors have won Rhodes Scholarships for 1964, it was announced yesterday, giving the University more recipients this year than any other American institution.

The six Harvard winners are Nicholas F. Bunnin of Adams House and Los Angeles, Cal.; W. Bowman Cutter of Kirkland House and Waterford, Va.; Robert T. Kudrle of Quincy House and Eugene, Ore.; William L. Risser of Eliot House and Bellaire, Tex.; Bruce R. Thomas of Eliot House and Concord, Mass.; and Peter H. Wood of Eliot House and Owings Mills, Md.

The students are among 32 national winners of the annually awarded scholarships and will enter Oxford University, England, in October 1964 for two years' study in any desired field.

Princeton has three and Yale two of the remaining winners. Twentyone other institutions has one each. Harvard has often prepared more Rhodes scholars per year than any other American university or college. Last year's total of four also was the largest in the country. In the previous four years the University has six, five, seven and five winners of the $2,520 scholarships, which meets all the necessary expenses of two years at Oxford.

Dr. Courtney Smith, American secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships and president of Swarthmore College, announced four winners from each of eight sections of the country. Candidates for the scholarship compete in the region either of their school or of their home.


After yesterday's selection the scholars-elect must be accepted by one of Oxford's colleges and the acceptance ratified by the Rhodes trustees.