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Rhodes Fellowship

What is it?

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

Who is eligible?

An applicant must be a citizen of the United States and applicants apply as a representative of one of the fifty states: either in the state in which they will have received at least two years of college training and a bachelor’s degree before October 1, 2010, or in the state where they were legally resident on April 15, 2009.  By October 1, 2009, applicants must be between 18 and 24 years of age and must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before October 1, 2010.

What are my chances?

32 scholarships are granted each year to applicants who exemplify qualities which Cecil Rhodes expressly listed in order to define the type of Scholar he desired.  Proven intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard is the first quality required of applicants, but applicants will also be required
to show integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full.

How do I apply?

To obtain an application and learn more about the proper procedures visit your fellowship advisor Dr. Susan Weiner (E-Mail)