Rhodes Scholarships – Oct 5

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photo of Cecil Rhodes Welcome to the web site of the USA Rhodes Scholarships. The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated worldwide fellowship awards on the planet. Every year 32 younger students from the USA are chosen as Rhodes Students, by means of a decentralized course of representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Candidates from greater than 320 American faculties and universities have been chosen as Rhodes Students. In most years, even after a century of competitors, a Rhodes Scholar is chosen from an establishment which has not previously provided a profitable applicant.

Rhodes Students are chosen not just for their excellent scholarly achievements, however for his or her character, dedication to others and to the frequent good, and for his or her potential for management in no matter domains their careers might lead. The Rhodes Belief, a British charity established to honor the need and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, supplies full monetary help for Rhodes Students to pursue a level or levels on the College of Oxford in the UK in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and different beneficiant benefactors. The primary U.S. Rhodes Students entered Oxford in 1904.

This web site supplies details about the annual competitors for the Rhodes Scholarships obtainable to United States residents and lawful everlasting residents, and is an introduction to the neighborhood of U.S. Rhodes Students. Rhodes Scholarships are additionally obtainable to residents of sure different international locations. For details about the worldwide Rhodes Scholarships, and additional details about the Rhodes Belief and Oxford College usually, see the hyperlinks under. There additionally, you will discover a hyperlink for additional details about U.S. Rhodes Students and their alumni neighborhood.

photo of Elliot F. GersonElliot F. Gerson
(Connecticut and Magdalen '74)
American Secretary
The Rhodes Belief

United States Rhodes Scholarships Winners 2016

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, the USA Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016 was elected.  These 32 excellent students will begin their research at Oxford in October 2016.  They have been chosen from a pool of 869 candidates who had been nominated by their faculties and universities.  

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