The Rhodes Scholarship
for Graduate Study at Oxford
IU Deadline: Friday, September 5,
IU Nomination Interviews: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
October 1, 2014
The IU and national deadlines usually occur about the same time each
year. Check this website from time to time for updates in information
for next year's competition.
The Rhodes Scholarship has been awarded since 1902 to outstanding students from around the world. This scholarship is intended for students of intellectual achievement,
integrity, leadership, energy, and concern for others. All fields of study are considered although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford University.
For further information about the scholarship and courses of study please visit http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
Come to one of the information sessions scheduled at the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street on Friday, Aug. 29, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
To be considered by the Rhodes selectors, an applicant
must be endorsed by his or her undergraduate or graduate institution. Go here for additional details. To receive
IU's endorsement, an applicant must follow the procedure outlined
The IU committee strongly encourages students who are interested in the Rhodes
to begin working on their applications and talking with potential referees as soon as possible. Students should work on their applications during the spring and summer of the year of applications, well in advance
of the IU deadline.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or
programs of study, please contact Trevor R. Brown, the chair of the nominating committee,
or Paul Fogelman, Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, IN 47405, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
To be eligible for nomination by IU, the applicant must
- be a U.S. citizen
- have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor's degree before October 1, 2015
- be 18-23 years of age on October 1 of the year in which he
or she is applying
The IU committee requires that candidates have a
GPA of at least 3.70
IU Application Process
IU administers a single application and nomination process for the
Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill Scholarships. An applicant for
one or more of these scholarships submits one application to the IU
Nominating Committee. The committee will invite short-listed candidates
to required interviews.
Your application should include
1. Three statements with the following information:
Personal statement: Describe the academic and other interests and
pursuits that have had the greatest influence on your academic and career
ambitions (no more than 750 words);
b) Reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland:
Explain why you want to study in the United Kingdom and/or the Republic of Ireland and how you think this
experience will benefit you in the future (no more than 500 words);
Proposed academic program: Describe your proposed academic program,
reasons for your choice and for your preferred university (no more than
500 words). If
proposing to pursue a research degree, you should outline the
you wish to undertake.
2. A list of your activities and honors while in college, including
prizes, scholarships, offices held, and extracurricular
In addition, you should arrange to have
3. Three references that comment on your work and accomplishments sent by your referees directly to Paul Fogleman at the address below. At least two of the
references must be from faculty and at least one must be from someone
familiar with your extracurricular leadership and activity. References will be confidential and will
be used only for Nominating Committee's procedures.
Submit all items electronically by 5PM on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Hutton Honors College
811 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
IU Nomination Procedure
Please visit the Rhodes Scholarship website http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
for detailed information regarding the Rhodes Scholarship
IU Rhodes Scholarship Winners
(Awarded previous year)
2011 - Esther Uduehi
2010 - Mutsa Mutembwa
2003 - Kathleen Diem-Anh Tran
2001 - Raju Raval
1994 - Zachary J. Ziliak
1985 - Joel N. Thomas-Adams
1983 - Barbara J. Toman
1970 - William H. Wolfe
1964 - Stephen Kendall Smith
1953 - Joseph B. Board, Jr.
1928 - Harlan Logan
1925 - Philip Blair Rice
1920 - Ernest K. Lindley
1919 - Ernest Roscoe Baltzell
1913 - Richard Harvey Simpson
1905 - Frank Aydelotte