Rhodes Scholarship

Description: Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.
Dollar Value: All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees are paid. Each scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. Also the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.
Number of Scholarships: 32 (for U.S. citizens)
  • U.S. or national citizen
  • An applicant must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age.
  • An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor's degree before October 1.
Application Procedures: Applicants must be endorsed by an institution where they will have completed two years of full-time undergraduate study and received a bachelor's degree before October 1,2008, or by their graduate institution. It is preferred that applicants in their first year of graduate study receive an endorsement from the undergraduate institution from which they received their degree; for those in their second or later year of graduate study, the preference is for the endorsement to come from the graduate institution.
Applications should be made to the Secretary of the appropriate District Committee of Selection as early as possible, but in no case will an application with a postmark later than October 1, 2007 be accepted. A list of Secretaries of District Committees of Selection is found on the Rhodes Website http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Office of the American Rhodes Secretary
Elliot F. Gerson
8229 Boone Boulevard, Suite 240
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Email: amsec@rhodesscholar.org
Faculty Representative:
Name: Dr. Denise Dutton, Political Science Department, Strong Hall 334
Phone: 417-836-6427
Email: DeniseDutton@MissouriState.edu