The Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships

Award Amount: £14,276 per annum

Number of Awards: 32

Deadline: October 4, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Rhodes Trust in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain, and other generous benefactors provide “Rhodes Scholarships”. Thirty-two Scholarships are assigned annually to the United States of America. All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree to a very high standard by 1 October of the year following application. The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young persons of diverse backgrounds.

Host Institution:

Rhodes Trust is a global organization and they use their deep connections across the world to bring together people of different backgrounds and viewpoints. They encourage them to openly debate, challenge each other’s thinking and generate new ideas.


In order to be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must either be:

  • A citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States on April 15 in the year of application. The requirement in previous years to have maintained five years of lawful permanent residency prior to application is no longer observed.
  • Eligible to apply through one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or one of the U.S. territories: either in the state or territory where the applicant was legally resident on April 15 in the year of application, or where the applicant will have received at least two years of college training and a bachelor’s degree before October 1 in the year following election.
  • At least 18 but not yet 24 years of age (i.e., the applicant must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application).

Instructions for Applying:

Interested applicants register themselves to applying for the scholarship, the link is:

Supporting Documents:

To complete your application, submit the following supporting documents:

  • Proof of citizenship or lawful permanent resident status.
  • A certified transcript (or transcripts).
  • A list of principal activities.
  • A clear, printable head and shoulders photograph (preferably high resolution).
  • The endorsement of the applicant’s college or university.
  • Five, but not more than eight, letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement not exceeding 1000 words which the applicant must attest as wholly truthful and his or her own work.
  • Two samples of recent written work, approximately 2,000 words each, are required for admission to read for any degree in other than a mathematical or scientific subject. These samples are only required of those having been elected to a Rhodes scholarship.

Award Description:

  • The Rhodes scholarship will provide all tuition fees (such as matriculation, tuition, and certain other set charges), plus a maintenance stipend (except for those receiving fourth-year fees) of not less than £14,276 per annum.
  • In such cases, fees and stipend may be provided for all three years. In the social sciences and humanities, D.Phils.

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