Certainly, we’ve all heard about people who were Rhodes Scholars, but what exactly does this mean? The Rhodes Scholarship program, started by Cecil Rhodes in 1902, is the oldest international educational fellowship program in the world.
Each year, 32 American Rhodes Scholars are selected to join another 50 or so scholars from around the world at Oxford University. These students enjoy an all-expense-paid opportunity to live and study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Rhodes Scholars are impressive people, who exhibit exceptional academic excellence, coupled with an outstanding service record and character. Past Rhodes Scholars have included Hamed Wardak, musician Kris Kristofferson, athlete Bill Bradley, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and many others.