In April, applications from undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and graduate or professional students in appropriate areas will be accepted for consideration by the FSU Rhodes Scholarship selection committee. Our review process takes place in the spring; once a student receives institutional endorsement, they may apply to the state Rhodes committee in the fall of 2000. The scholarship covers study commencing in fall of 2001.
A Rhodes Scholarship pays for 2 years of post-graduate education at Oxford,in England. Study can be at the BA or MA level in England, and many students elect to study for a second BA. The scholarships are restricted by age--the award holder must be no older than 24 years old at the start of the award period, and must have already received a bachelor's degree by October 2001.
There are 32 Rhodes scholarships awarded in America each year, and it is a highly competitive, prestigious award. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a concern for those in need,leadership ability, and a commitment to athletic activity (varsity or organized sports are not essential; individualized athletic accomplishments are considered acceptable, and the range of accepted athletic activities is extremely broad--in the past they have included ballroom dancing and working at Habitat for Humanity building sites).
Students who wish to be considered should have a strong background in some area of the arts (not emphasizing performance), sciences, social sciences, engineering, or law. For more information and an FSU pre-application, go to the FSU Rhodes website at
The deadline for applications is Tuesday April 18, and interviews with the selection committee will be held the same week.