• Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

  • An applicant must: • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident* • Some other countries also have Rhodes scholarships. • By October 1 of the year of application, be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. • Have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before October 1 of the year of application. *Note: Some other nationalities also have Rhodes eligibility. Please be in touch with NCS-OUSF if you would like to apply in another country.

  • Graduate study at Oxford University

  • All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees are paid. Each scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations as well as the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.

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  • Deadlines begin in the spring prior to the August date listed. See the Process PDF at the left for full details. All applicants must submit a complete application by the campus deadline for consideration.

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    DURHAM, NC - Duke University seniors Laura Roberts of Dallas and John “Jay” Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships.

    Roberts is a Global Human Rights Scholar and Lowell Aptman Prize finalist. Ruckelshaus is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and Angier B. Duke Scholar. They were chosen from among 869 applicants at 316 colleges and universities throughout the country, and are the 44th and 45th students in Duke's history to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. The scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
    "For decades, the Rhodes Scholarship has been the highest honor awarded to undergraduates -- a recognition of extraordinary accomplishment and outstanding promise for the future," said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead. "I am delighted that two Duke students have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars this year. Laura Roberts and Jay Ruckelshaus have immersed themselves in everything Duke has to offer and have made great contributions to this university. I know they will be exemplary Rhodes Scholars.”


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    2017 You should be in touch with the OUSF office as soon as possible to begin the process.  The complete application is due on August 14, 2017

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