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Rhodes Scholarship

Next campus deadline: Monday September 3, 2018 

Next campus interview date: Friday September 7, 2018

National deadline: Wednesday October 3, 2018

Campus Representative: Paul Fogleman (; 812-855-3948


Support for two years graduate study at Oxford University, Great Britain, with third year possible. Students should demonstrate intellectual achievement, integrity, leadership, energy, and concern for others, and must be in their senior year or beyond and 18-23 years of age on October 1 of the year of application; 32 scholarships awarded each year. Rhodes scholarships are available to US citizens and students who possess citizenship from other eligible countries. (See page 10 of the Rhodes brochure for eligibility of other nationalities.) More information about the scholarship available at the Rhodes scholarship website.

Application Procedures

To compete for a Rhodes Scholarship, candidates must be US citizens and be nominated by their home institution. For guidelines and instructions, visit the webpage that describes Scholarships for Graduate Study.


Important Note about the Rhodes and Mitchell Applications:

Students interested in applying for a Rhodes or Mitchell scholarship need to be aware of a policy for the personal essay which requires applicants to attest that their statement has not been reviewed or edited by anyone else (verbatim description below). In order to meet the Rhodes requirement, applicants will need to inform the campus representative Paul Fogleman (, of their intention to apply for a Rhodes or Mitchell Scholarship and he will advise each applicant accordingly.

From the Rhodes Website:
Requirements for the Personal Essay

“The Rhodes Scholarship application asks you to provide a short Personal Statement describing your academic and other interests. This statement should describe the specific area of proposed study and your reasons for wishing to study at Oxford, and it must conclude with the following statement, followed by your personal signature:

“I attest that my personal statement is my own work and is wholly truthful. Neither it nor any earlier draft has been edited by anyone other than me, nor has anyone else reviewed it to provide me with suggestions to improve it. I understand that any such editing or review would disqualify my application.”

No application will be considered if the applicant does not make such a certification. And, as now, this attestation will not count in the essay word limit.

This personal essay must not exceed 1,000 words in length, and should be written in as simple and direct a manner as possible. It should be set in a typeface no smaller then 10 points. Selection Committees will place special emphasis on this personal essay [statement], and it may be forwarded to Oxford colleges to which Rhodes Scholars-elect apply for admission. Committees may, in their discretion, reject any Personal Statement which fails to meet these requirements.”