Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships are international post-graduate awards for students to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others, and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world's future.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.  102 scholarships are awarded each and cover all fees and a stipend for two to three years. They offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit their Which Scholarship page for more details.

Important Dates

  • Up to June 1:  Complete the Declaration of Intent to Apply Form to be interviewed about your interest in the Rhodes Scholarship and to request a formal nomination review from GVSU. 
  • August 16: Complete the application requirements for the internal Grand Valley review. A short zoom interview with a small faculty committee occurs in August/early September. You will receive feedback on your essays so that you can continue to work on them.
  • August/Early September: Thorough review of your application in collaboration with Dr. Tooley (to be sure that your essays are progressing well, that your letters of recommendation have been requested and are complete).
  • Application deadline is normally early October


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