|Who is eligible?||American citizens 18-23 years old by October 1 of the year of application and receiving the bachelor's degree by the following October.|
|When is the Deadline?||Campus Deadline: September 15, 2014
Rhodes Deadline: October 1, 2014, 11:59 EDT
|Description||Two years, renewable in some circumstances for a third. All expenses and travel for study in any subject to earn a degree from Oxford University (either a Master's or occasionally, a second Bachelor's).|
|How Do I Apply?||Candidates must be nominated by Marist College, and may not apply directly. An application must be submitted to the nomination committee.|
|Essay(s):||A single statement of 1000 words describing academic and other interests, area of proposed study, and why you chose Oxford.|
|What happens after I submit an application?||If nominated, the committee will provide feedback on your application, at which point you can put the final touches on the application and then it will be submitted to the foundation.|
|What's next?||Semifinalists will be interviewed at the state and finalists at the district level in late November.|
Thirty-two Rhodes scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors each year. The awards are distributed geographically over the United States, thus making the Rhodes one of the most competitive scholarships available. Initial screening is at the state level; successful applicants are then interviewed in one of 8 districts. You can apply either in your home state or the state where you attend college.
The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. While a strong academic record is required to compete, this alone does not constitute a Rhodes scholar. Rhodes scholars are well-rounded individuals possessing many attributes such as leadership ability and service activities.
Any field of study may be pursued at Oxford, however a program in that field must be available and the student's undergraduate record must provide a sufficient basis for advanced study in the selected area. To explore programs available visit www.ox.ac.uk.
For further information refer to the Rhodes Scholarship web site at www.rhodesscholar.org.