Rhodes Scholarship

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: Mid-August
Rhodes Deadline: Early October
Description Two years, renewable in some circumstances for a third year of postgraduate study. All expenses and travel for study in any subject to earn a graduate degree from the University of Oxford..
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 personal statement not exceeding 1000 words which the applicant must attest as wholly truthful and his or her own work. The statement should describe the applicant's academic and other interests, and describe the specific areas of proposed study and the reasons for wishing to study at Oxford."
What happens after I submit an application? There are sixteen Rhodes Districts.  Finalists selected by the regional screening committees will be invited to attend a reception and personal interview, and remain for possible reinterviews and the election announcement, in the city serving the respective district region, on the Friday and Saturday preceding the Thanksgiving holiday.
What's next? The announcement of the new class of Rhodes Scholars follows closely after the selection interviews.

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.You can explore different graduate study opportunities at Oxford by visiting this page.

For further information, refer to the Rhodes Scholarship web site.