Ronan Farrow – Ronan Farrow earns a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University.
The 24-year-old has joined a group even more elite than “child of celebrities”: He’s one of only 32 Americans to earn a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University.
He is the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. He graduated from Bard College when he was 15 and was accepted at Yale Law at 16, was one of about 2,000 to put their names in the hat for the honor. He’ll have all expenses paid for two to three years, maybe four, while he studies at the institution northwest of London.
He’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s special advisor for global youth issues; the secretary’s husband, Bill Clinton, in addition to being a former president of the United States, was also a Rhodes Scholar.
The Rhodes Scholarships are “the oldest and best known award for international study,” said Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, “and arguably the most famous academic award available to American college graduates.”
Born Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow, he made news early in his life as the subject of a high-profile custody suit born of awkward circumstances: His parents, who were never married, split after his father had affair with his mother’s daughter Soon-Yi, who she had adopted. Mia won custody; Woody and Soon-Yi later married.