2 men from NYC named among 32 Rhodes scholars

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City men have been named among the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes scholars. They will join a group of international students and will head to Oxford University for post-graduate studies.

Neil Alacha of Queens is a senior at Harvard University, where he is focusing on social studies. He plans to do his post-grad work on modern Middle Eastern studies at Oxford.

Andrew Kaplan of Manhattan graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a major in political science. Since then he has been working on homelessness issues in New York City's Office of Operations.

He plans to study comparative social policy at Oxford.

The Rhodes Trust chose the winners out of 869 applicants. The scholarships cover two or three years of study.