Rhodes Scholarship facts for kids
The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. It was established in 1902, making it the first large-scale programme of international scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship was founded by English businessman and politician Cecil John Rhodes, to promote unity between English-speaking nations and instill a sense of civic-minded leadership and moral fortitude in future leaders irrespective of their chosen career paths. Although initially restricted to male applicants from countries which are today within the British Commonwealth, as well as Germany and the United States, today the scholarship is open to applicants from all backgrounds and from across the globe.
Famous Rhodes Scholars
- Bill Clinton, United States president
- Howard Florey, Australian scientist and Nobel Prize winner.
- Bob Hawke, Australian Prime Minister and union leader.(1953)
- Walter Isaacson, Managing editor of Time Magazine, CEO of CNN, CEO Aspen Institute.
- Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor.
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