The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The program was initiated in 1903 and first awarded in Canada in 1904. To date, the University of Manitoba has had the privilege of cultivating 98 Rhodes Scholars.
Up to 11 Rhodes Scholarships are awarded annually in Canada, including three in the Prairie Region of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Scholarship is tenable for studies at the University of Oxford in England for two or three years, beginning each year in October. Selection is made by committee after personal interviews and on the basis of the candidate’s record. Distinction in intellect or character, or a combination of these, is the essential requirement.
For the 2019 Scholarship, it is anticipated that all potential candidates must:
The Rhodes Trust focuses on four criteria which are used in the selection of Scholars:
In short, Rhodes Scholarship selection committees seek young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service. The Rhodes Scholarship supports students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as “leaders for the world’s future”.
The 2018 Rhodes Scholarship guidelines are anticipated to be released in June 2018. Last year’s guidelines are available here: rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/2948/canadamemorandum.pdf
Please visit the Rhodes Trust website for further information: rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk
Beginning in 2017, our institution has implemented an internal selection process to select a limited number of applicants that will be officially endorsed by the University of Manitoba to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship.
Further information regarding the requirements of our institution’s internal selection process will be available in May or June 2018.
Please contact Brent Deere, Research Awards Administrator, (email@example.com or 204-474-8697) for inquiries.