Former Y.E.S. attendee is a Rhodes Scholar
Fairfax, Virginia - Joseph Riley, Tennessee native and alumnus of NRA's 2008 Youth Education Summit, has now been named a 2013 Rhodes Scholar.
A fourth-year student at the University of Virginia, Riley is majoring in Mandarin Chinese and the politics honors program at UVA's College of Arts & Sciences.
During his week-long trip to Washington, D.C. as a part of Y.E.S., Riley's exceptional debate and speech skills earned him a $2,500 scholarship from the NRA Foundation and he has gone on to be a shining example of the character present in those that attend the summit.
"I still remember my time at the Youth Education Summit, and I think it certainly was one of the more formative experiences that I have had," Riley said.
Now he has the chance for another formative experience, one as a Rhodes Scholar.
The prestigious Rhodes Scholarships fully funds two to three years of study at Oxford University in England. There, Riley plans to gain a masters and doctorate in international relations before pursuing a career in the United States Army.
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