Rhodes Scholarship

Background:  Begun in 1905 through a bequest from Cecil Rhodes, an Oxford graduate and South African entrepreneur, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest, most prestigious and best known of all postgraduate scholarships.

The Scholarships:  Two years of study at Oxford University with expenses including airfare, tuition, books, room and board, and spending money covered. Thirty-two scholarships are awarded through regional competitions in the United States.

Application:  Multiple copies of a signed application form with photographs attached, transcript, list of activities, copy of birth certificate, and an essay detailing the candidate's background, interests, and goals.

Who Should Apply:  Students with exceptional academic achievement (3.75 or above), documented leadership ability, compassion for the disadvantaged, broad and deep cultural interests, and physical vigor (you need not be an athlete per se) who wish to pursue a second degree should consider applying for a Rhodes Scholarship.

Recommendations:  The Rhodes Scholarship requires at least five and no more than eight letters of recommendation. At least three should be from faculty members in the student's major; others should document leadership, concern for others, and cultural interests. A letter of endorsement by the university is required.

For More Information: Visit the Rhodes Trust website.

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