Rhodes Scholarship

  • Master
  • 15 June 2022

The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or citizens from 63 other countries under the age of 24 who are seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent alumni. The Rhodes fully funds two to three years of study leading to a degree at the University of Oxford, England.

Eligibility

In order to apply, you must be endorsed by your university. Applicants must be: o Seniors or graduate students o U.S. Citizens or permanent residents o At least 18 years old, but under the age of 24 o Minimum GPA of 3.7

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Benefits

The Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of study at the University of Oxford. All educational costs are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees including: travel, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees. 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.

Application

Students must apply through OURSD by the required campus deadline (August 24) in order to be considered for endorsement. o Interested students must contact OURSD as early as possible in spring semester (and no later than June 15) to discuss their possible candidacy. o Book an appointment with an OURSD team member. (Once in Handshake, go to "Specialized Appointments," then "Undergraduate Research and Fellowships/Scholarship Appointments.") o Per Rhodes policy, applicants may NOT receive any assistance on their personal statement from anyone. If you are planning to apply for multiple scholarships, it is especially important that you meet with OURSD very early in the process to avoid potential conflicts with Rhodes policy on personal statements.

PRE-APPLICATIONS DUE: JUNE 15 The pre-application process allows us to begin working early with applicants for the Rhodes and other UK awards. After submitting your pre-application, you will receive targeted feedback from OURSD that will allow you to begin crafting a competitive full application for the campus endorsement process. In some cases, we may recommend that you consider other opportunities that are a better fit. Required materials: o Pre-Application form o Current résumé o Unofficial Carnegie Mellon transcript o Four recommendation letters emailed to OURSD. Be sure to give each recommender the document “Instructions for Recommenders – UK Awards” o A personal statement of 1,000 words that outlines your intellectual and professional interests and achievements, future goals, and reasons for pursuing study in the UK. REQUIRED CAMPUS DEADLINE: AUGUST 24

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