Rhodes Scholarship Application Open

Applications sought for the Rhodes Scholarships, which pay for 2-3 years at Oxford University.  Criteria:  B.A. in hand when entering Oxford; less than 25 years old; GPA of 3.7 or better; wide range of academic and non-academic interests and achievements.  For more information, go to rhodesscholar.org, or talk to Professor George Butte, English Department.

Students interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarships should send the following information to Professor Butte, English Department (gbutte@coloradocollege.edu) by Monday, April 19, 2021:
college transcript; 1-page fact sheet of awards and activities; 200 word statement of interest. Zoom interviews will occur early in block 8. Campus review committee (Profs. Butte, Ashley [History] and Killian [Molecular Biology]) will recommend nominees. College nomination is required to move forward.

Oxford and the Rhodes Scholarships:
The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars.

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. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors.

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