Rhodes Scholarship

Description

Thirty two scholarships are awarded annually to provide for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (with the possibility of renewal for a third year).

Selection Criteria

  • U.S. citizenship (Applications are also accepted from students who are citizens of Bermuda, Canada, the Commonwealth of the Caribbean, Kenya, Singapore, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.)
  • Between the ages of 18 and 24 on Oct. 1 of the year of application
  • Literary and scholastic attainments
  • Energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports
  • Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

Internal Deadline

September 8, 2014

How to Apply

Follow the link below to register online for an application. Turn in all the following materials to Parrish 118 by the internal deadline, above:

  • Application cover sheet
  • 1,000-word personal statement
  • Five to eight letters of recommendation (Recommenders may email their letters to mmandos1@swarthmore.edu. )
  • Transcript: The Fellowships and Prizes Office will obtain an unofficial copy of your college transcript; however. If you are selected as one of Swarthmore's nominees, you will need to secure an official transcript from the Registrar's Office.

Link

http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Selection Process

  • After submitting your application materials, you will be interviewed in person (or by telephone if you are unavailable in person) by members of the Fellowships and Prizes Committee.
  • When all interviews are completed, the committee will select Swarthmore's nominees and notify you of your status.
  • You will have an opportunity to make final revisions to your application materials before sending them directly to the appropriate district committee of the Rhodes Scholarship program in early October.
  • Within several weeks, Rhodes will notify you to tell you if you have been selected to interview at the district level. On the day of the district interviews, you will be told whether or not you have won a Rhodes Scholarship.

Congratulations to our recent Rhodes Scholars: Mark Dlugash '08 (2010); Caitlin Mullarkey '09 (2009); Andrew Sniderman '07 and Rebecca Brubaker '06 (2008).