OURS National Scholarships

Varsha Sarveshwar : Rhodes Scholarship

Varsha Sarveshwar (’20) majored in Political Science, with minors in Public Policy and History. She is a Rhodes Scholar studying public policy at the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked as an assistant deputy cabinet secretary in the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Her first year in the Governor’s Office was supported by UC Berkeley’s John Gardner Public Service Fellowship. At Berkeley, she received the 2020 Political Science Departmental Citation, the Travers Scholarship in Ethics and Politics, and the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. During her senior year, she was president of the UC Student Association.