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The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and one of the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world.
It is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
Each year 32 students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U. Committees of Selection will have regard to those qualities which Cecil Rhodes expressly listed (below) in order to define the type of Scholar he desired.
Jane Addams Thesis - Rhodes Scholar Essay
Proven intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard is the first quality required of applicants, but applicants will also be required to show 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.
I was asked to recite an equation from a paper I wrote.
Reread your application before your interview, and don’t claim achievements you can’t defend. The Rhodes and Marshall will require knowledge of current events.
a) It is normal to be unable to answer interview questions.
This happened to me in both the Rhodes and Hertz interviews.