Fellowships & Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarship

Sponsor: Rhodes Scholarship Trust

Purpose: Bring able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University to aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace.

Opportunity: All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees for two (possibly three) years of study at Oxford University.

Selection Criteria:

  1. literary and scholastic attainments;
  2. energy to use one’s talents to the full;
  3. truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
  4. moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Citizenship Requirements: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Southern Africa, Bermuda, India,  Pakistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya

Additional Requirements: Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age.

Minimum GPA: 3.800

Class Year: Senior or alum

Subject Restrictions: None

National Deadline: Early October

Campus Deadline:  You must apply for an institutional endorsement in the spring term of junior or senior year to receive institutional endorsement for the following fall’s application.

Nomination/Institutional Endorsement Required? Union College institutional endorsement is required.

Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org

Fields of Study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts

Foreign/Domestic: Foreign