Rhodes Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with the demonstrated potential for significant public service. Rhodes Scholars are potential leaders in their disciplines and communities.
Rhodes Scholarships fund two or three years of study at Oxford University in any discipline.
Intellectual distinction is necessary but not sufficient for election to Rhodes Scholarships. The selection committee seeks excellence in “qualities of mind and qualities of person.” The Rhodes selection committee seeks applicants with integrity, courage, selflessness, the ability to lead, and a demonstration of the energy to use their talents to the fullest. Applicants must exhibit (via excellence in sports, for example) physical vigor and dedication to a life of service (via substantial contributions to community outside of school).
Interested sophomore and junior students should contact the Fellowship Office or Pacific’s Rhodes Coach. Applications require University endorsement and must be made through the Fellowship Office. There is no limit on the number of applicants it may endorse. Applications are submitted early fall of the Senior year. Applications are reviewed by regional committees and selected candidates are invited to interview in late fall. Final awards of scholarships are contingent on admission to Oxford.
Pacific Scholarship CoachProfessor Aaron Greer