U.S. Naval Academy senior and NOLS Alaska grad Margaret Dods was recently awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievement and excellent leadership skills. The Naval Academy’s 52nd Rhodes Scholar, Dods will pursue a masters in philosophy at Oxford before completing her service in the Marine Corps.
“Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Margaret ‘Maggie’ Dods, 21, of Linwood, N.J., was recently selected as the Naval Academy’s 52nd Rhodes Scholar. Nearly 900 applicants were endorsed by 281 schools for one of the 32 scholarships awarded this year.
Dods studies English and Arabic at the U.S. Naval Academy. She currently serves as the Third Battalion Commander. Her past leadership roles at the Academy include serving as the Brigade Training Sergeant during her 2nd Class (junior) year, during which time she oversaw the military and professional development of the Class of 2021. This past summer, Dods served as the Foxtrot Company Commander, leading her peers in the summertime indoctrination of 80 incoming plebes (freshmen). During her time as a midshipman, Dods has had the opportunity to spend a month on an Alaskan glacier with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), study the Arabic language and culture in Morocco, and take a course in Islam and Politics at the London School of Economics.”
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