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Rhodes Scholarship

ETSU Faculty Representative:    

Dr. Richard Kortum
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Rogers-Stout Hall Room 314
Phone: (423) 439-6492
Email: kortumr@etsu.edu

Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org

Award: All school expenses (including tuition, room, board, and fees), a living allowance (of approximately £1,000 a month), and transportation costs to and from Oxford at the start and conclusion of the program. The scholarship normally lasts two years, but one and three year scholarships are possible under certain circumstances.   

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens and hold a bachelor's degree before study under the scholarship is to begin.

When to Apply: Applications are usually due to the faculty representative by early September.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest extant international exchange program. Created at the bequest of Cecil Rhodes, mining magnate and British colonialist for whom Rhodesia was named, the purpose of the scholarship was to support students of countries that were currently or formerly British colonies to study at (arguably) the premiere school in England, Oxford University. Each year, 32 American recipients join over 50 more from around the globe in undertaking either an additional Bachelor's or a graduate degree. The criteria for evaluation of applicants, as laid out in Mr. Rhodes' will, are fourfold - successful applicants should evidence academic distinction, aptitude of leadership, great physical vigor (on the sports field and/or off), and a strong moral character that desires to better humanity. While these characteristics are variably interpreted, all applicants should evidence excellence of body and mind, in the classroom and outside of it. All students chosen as a finalist on the regional level will be asked to take part in an interview (most likely in late November).  

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East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Honors College

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161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
Honors-in-Discipline Programs: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
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161 S. Dossett Drive
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