A University of Pennsylvania student from Zimbabwe has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the university announced.

Rutendo Chigora, a senior international relations and political science major, was one of Zimbabwe's two recipients of a Rhodes Scholarship, which will allow her to study at Oxford University in England.

She plans to pursue a master's degree in public policy.

"Rutendo is a great representative of the outstanding and dynamic students at Penn," Andrew Binns, vice provost for education in Penn's Office of the Provost, said in a statement. "We are very proud of her success, and we are grateful to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and to all the faculty and staff who supported her work."