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Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.
Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or citizen of a qualifying Rhodes country
  • Lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to the application deadline, including at least the last 5 years (U.S. applicants only)
  • At least 18, but not yet 24 years of age
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree before beginning studies at Oxford

Application Opens
Early July of each year

Application Deadline
Early October

Application Info & Link

Past Recipients