Tallahassee, FL – O'Shea has amassed a pretty impressive resume as a college senior. He founded a free health clinic in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He sits on the FSU Board of Trustees. Earlier in the year he was named as a Truman Scholar and now it seems he's struck gold with the Rhodes scholarship. FSU announced his award Monday morning.
O'Shea is only the third FSU student to be named a Rhodes Scholar and is the lone Floridian. He is one of 32 U.S. scholars out of an applicant pool of over 750. Impressive work for someone who seemed to think his chanced were a long-shot. Jamie Purcell, an FSU representative, congratulates him on a job well done.
But with all the accolades and prestige around both the Truman and the Rhodes scholarships, O'Shea says that his goal is to continue the fight against the inequities that exist in the world.
Upon graduating he plans to attend Oxford University to earn a Master of Philosophy degree in Comparative Social Policy. His master's degree will be paid for by the Rhodes scholarship. After completing his master's he wants to pursue a Truman-funded law degree, eventually working his way into politics. For WFSU-FM, I'm Lynn Hatter.