|Campus Deadline||Information for Applicants||Application Materials|
|Sept. 3, 2013||1. Should I Apply (pdf)||Rhodes Official Site|
|Campus Interviews: TBA||2. Guide for Stanford Applicants (pdf)||Stanford Pre-application|
|National Deadline: Oct. 2013||3. The Process of Applying (pdf)||Stanford Cover Sheet|
|4. The Interviews (pdf)||Notes for Recommenders|
The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1903, bring outstanding students from around the world to pursue their studies at the University of Oxford. Each year, the Rhodes selection committees seek “excellence in qualities of the mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead.”
Rhodes Scholarships are awarded for two years of study, with the possibility of renewal for a third. All educational costs are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trust. Thirty-two Scholarships are offered to American students every year. The Rhodes Scholarships are intended for young women and men who are going to become leaders and “fight the world's fight.”
Who is an ideal candidate?
“In making appointments, the Committees of Selection will have regard to the qualities laid down by Cecil Rhodes... literary and scholastic attainments; truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship; exhibition of moral force of character and of instincts to lead and to take an interest in one's contemporaries; physical vigor, as shown by fondness for and success in sports.”
You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
*Special Note for Commonwealth Students: For students with citizenship from the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean & Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Southern Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Each of these countries allows students studying in the U.S. to apply for the Rhodes Award. In addition to the 32 awards offered each year to U.S. student citizens, additional scholarships are available for these countries. Stanford students have won these overseas Rhodes awards in the past, including winners from Bermuda, Malaysia, Canada, India and South Africa.