Rhodes Scholarships

For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Oxford University
UAA Deadline:  September 8, 2011
National Deadline: October 5, 2011
Web site: www.rhodesscholar.org

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902 and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.

Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.

The application for the Rhodes Scholarship is very intensive.  Applicants must get eight letters of recommendation.  In addition to these eight letters, students need to be nominated from their home campus official.  UAA students must meet with a faculty committee to be nominated.  Please notify Jill Taylor (anjmg6@uaa.alaska.edu or 786-1549) if you plan to apply for this scholarship.  You will need to submit your personal statement and resume to the faculty committee prior to your interview.  Please contact our office with any questions. 

2008 Rhodes Scholar Application

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