A Rhodes for Ferreira
David Ferreira C’04, from Hamilton, Bermuda, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, which will fund two to three years of study at Oxford University in England. Ferreira, a Politics, Philosophy and Economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, plans to pursue a Bachelor of Laws degree in his first two years at Oxford, followed by a Master of Jurisprudence in his final year.
He is the first Penn student to be awarded a non-U.S. Rhodes Scholarship and the University’s 17th Rhodes Scholar overall. Approximately 95 students are selected each year to receive the prestigious award; Bermuda selects only one scholar annually.
A decorated athlete in Bermuda, Ferreira has played on Penn’s varsity men’s squash team and numerous club teams (“Student Spotlight,” Current, Feb. 13, 2003). He is also a member of the PPE program’s Undergraduate Assembly Board and the vice-president and philanthropy chair of the Owl Society of Philadelphia.
Upon graduation from Oxford, Ferreira plans to return to Bermuda to practice law.