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Rhodes Scholarship

From the Rhodes Trust website: “Rhodes's vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to fight 'the world's fight' and to 'esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim', and to promote international understanding and peace. His will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars: literary and scholastic attainments energy to use one's talents to the full truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings. In short, Rhodes Scholarship selection committees will be seeking young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service. The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as 'leaders for the world’s future'.”

Deadline:  The Preliminary Application for  a Summer Application Cohort or ADC, is due Aprikl 3.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, Bachelor's by time of award
Duration: Two-year graduate study at Oxford University (with possible third year for D.Phil students) 

Candidates must:

  • Be between 18-23 years old
  • Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Have completed their bachelor’s degree by the start of their studies at Oxford
  • Have completed their bachelor’s degree by the start of their studies at Oxford
  • Have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 at the time of application (if you do not meet this GPA requirement but would like to be considered for the Rhodes Scholarship, please contact the Director of Global Awards to discuss your candidacy)