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Applications for 2018 Rhodes Scholarships now open

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Applications for the 2018 U.S. Rhodes Scholarships are now open via Embark.

Applicants may access Embark's online portal here or through the U.S. Application button located at the bottom of every page of our website.

American Rhodes Scholarship Winners 2017

Sunday, November 20, 2016

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2017 was elected.  These 32 outstanding students will commence their studies at Oxford in October 2017.  They were selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities.  They will now complete their applications to begin courses at Oxford next year, widely across the University's academic disciplines.  Please see below for link buttons for the press release, a list of winners, and short biographies.

Press Release | List of Winners | Profiles of Winners

Rhodes Scholarships to open applications to all U.S. Territories starting in 2016

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Rhodes Trust is pleased to announce that effective 2016, all U.S. citizens and certain legal permanent residents of the United States who attend universities within the U.S. Territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) will become eligible for the first time to participate in the U.S. Rhodes Scholarship competition. Previously, the United States Rhodes Scholarships were only available to students who either resided in or attended university in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia.

Starting in 2016, all students and institutions within U.S. states and territories will be able to observe the same rules and guidelines in place for U.S. applicants. 

Press Release |

Renewed Encouragement to do Second BAs at Oxford

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Please refer to a July 2015 message from American Secretary Elliot Gerson regarding second BAs at Oxford here.

Applying for the 2018 Rhodes Scholarships