Nathanael Franks has been selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship – the oldest and one of most prestigious international scholarships offered to American students. Rhodes Scholars are awarded two years of study at the University of Oxford with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Franks will interview in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday.
Franks is a Portland, Oregon, native, and his parents are Lawrence and Ulrike Franks. He is a nationally competitive decathlete on the Arkansas Razorback track and field team who has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics with a minor in history, graduating magna cum laude, and received an Honors College research grant to complete an honors thesis in chemistry. He also earned a Master of Business Administration and is currently completing a Master of Accountancy.