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Award Details

Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Rhodes Scholarships are among the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world, and Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements (3.9-4.0 GPA), but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.


US Rhodes Scholars must be: 

  • a citizen of the United States OR a lawful permanent resident of the United States OR a U.S. resident with DACA status on April 15 in the year of application.
  • eligible to apply through one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or one of the U.S. territories: either in the state or territory where the applicant was legally resident on April 15 in the year of application, or where the applicant will have received at least two years of college training and a bachelor’s degree before October 1 in the year following election.
  • between the ages of 18-24 (age 25 at the time of entry to Oxford), or up to a maximum age of 28 years old if they have completed their first undergraduate degree within the last 2 years.

Non US-Citizens, please check with your country of citizenship on the Rhodes Trust website for eligibility criteria.

Application Timeline

The Rhodes Scholarship application requires a university interview and endorsement letter. Please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your interest in applying. 

OSU Campus Deadline: August 19, 2024
Campus Interview: September, 2024
Rhodes National Deadline: October tbd, 2024 
Rhodes Finalist Interviews: November tbd 2024  

OSU Contact

LeAnn Adam 
Director, OSU National and Global Scholarships Advising 
[email protected]

Past OSU Recipients

Debra Walt Johnson ('95), elected Rhodes Scholar in 1995 and attended Templeton College, Oxford

Knute Buehler ('86) elected Rhodes Scholar in 1988 and attended Merton College, Oxford