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Rhodes Scholarship

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Seniors, Recent Grads under the age of 24 (at the time of application) – GPA of at least 3.7 required – All Majors

IMPORTANT: All candidates for Rhodes Scholarships must be nominated by their college or university. Please contact the National Scholarships Office for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.

Description: The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Rhodes Scholar was selected in 1904.

A Rhodes scholarship offers the opportunity to study at Oxford University for one or two years, with all tuition fees paid and a living allowance provided. Thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars are selected from all over the nation to pursue a course of study of their own choosing at Oxford; students may work toward a master's degree or other advanced degrees. Intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard is the first quality required of applicants, but they will also be expected to demonstrate integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full. The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students in all fields of academic specialization and with any career plans. Through the years, Rhodes Scholars have pursued studies in all of the varied fields available at the University of Oxford.

Award Amount: All educational costs for one, two or three years of study at the University of Oxford, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel

Duration: Normally a two year scholarship, the Rhodes may sought for one year or extended to three years of study.

Campus Deadline: August 14 to be considered for campus nomination.

National Deadline: First Wednesday of October

Program Preferences: The Rhodes Scholarship seeks applicants with outstanding intellectual, personal and public service accomplishments. Applicants should be able to provide no fewer than six letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their accomplishments.

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