Rhodes Scholarship

Are you ready to stand up for the world?


Who: Graduating seniors and eligible alumni (referred to as candidates)


What: The Rhodes Scholarship is known as the oldest merit-based scholarship for young people on a leadership trajectory who want to earn a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford.  It is also considered the most prestigious among dozens of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, and the Rhodes Scholarship has served as a model for many other nationally competitive scholarships as well as undergraduate-level merit-based scholarships.


Candidates must earn nomination (referred to as endorsement) from university administration, which is conducted through NCAT Extraordinary Opportunities (NCAT EO).  This means that candidates must meet endorsement application deadlines and requirements.


Where: Online, submitted to Ms. Alsace Gallop, National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator, NCAT Extraordinary Opportunities


When: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 by 5PM ET


Why: You can receive world-class academic, professional, and personal tools that will help you hone your instinct to “lead and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.”


How: If you are in your first year of eligibility, be sure to meet with Ms. Gallop as soon as possible. You can get feedback on everything except your personal statement, so be sure to share drafts (notes, paragraphs, and other early versions of your final materials) with Ms. Gallop early and often so that you can receive helpful feedback.  Your final endorsement application should be as strong as possible, so treat the campus deadline as though it is the national deadline.

You will also need a minimum of five (5) letters of recommendation (LOR) for both the endorsement and national application deadlines, and depending on your application country, you may submit up to eight (8) for the national deadline.  You should not request these letters less than three (3) weeks before the endorsement application deadline.  Contact Ms. Gallop for a highly suggested LOR worksheet that will help you select the best cohort of LOR writers.  If you have not requested LORs in the above time frame, you must communicate with Ms. Gallop before proceeding.  Meet with Ms. Gallop before you enter any names into any online portals.

Selection criteria can be found at https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/the-selection-criteria/.


Official website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/the-rhodes-scholarship/
U.S.: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/applications/united-states
Information for all other countries (including the Global Scholarships for countries not listed): https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/constituency-information/ 
Rhodes Trust Office of the American Secretary website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/office-of-the-american-secretary/