In­au­gu­ral Rhodes Schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tion is now open

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

THE Rhodes Trust is seek­ing out young Malaysians who are ready to be lead­ers of the world’s fu­ture. Through the Rhodes Schol­ar­ship, ad­min­is­tered by the Rhodes Trust, a post­grad­u­ate award is of­fered to sup­port out­stand­ing pro­tean stu­dents who wish to fur­ther their stud­ies at the pres­ti­gious Univer­sity of Ox­ford in the United King­dom.

Ear­lier this year, the Rhodes Trust an­nounced its part­ner­ship with Yayasan Khaz­anah to ex­tend this reach to Malaysians. With that, one de­serv­ing ap­pli­cant from Malaysia will be se­lected to fur­ther their stud­ies at Ox­ford (be­gin­ning October 2017) un­der the award.

CALL­ING OX­FORD-MA­TE­RIAL STU­DENTS Glob­ally, only 95 ap­pli­cants are un­der­taken into the Rhodes Schol­ar­ship each year. The grant cov­ers all univer­sity and col­lege fees, and pro­vides a per­sonal stipend for schol­ars. The Rhodes Trust will also see to an econ­omy class flight to Ox­ford at the start and con­clu­sion of the schol­ar­ship, from and to the stu­dent’s home coun­try. Ap­pli­cants will be as­sessed against four cri­te­ria, which in­clude: lit­er­ary and scholas­tic at­tain­ments; en­ergy to use one’s tal­ents to the full as demon­strated through ex­tracur­ric­u­lar com­pe­tency in sport, de­bate, mu­sic, dance, etc.; hon­esty, courage, devo­tion to duty, sym­pa­thy for and pro­tec­tion of the weak, kind­li­ness, un­selfish­ness and fel­low­ship; and moral force of char­ac­ter, as well as in­stincts to lead and take in­ter­est in one’s fel­low be­ings.

Ap­pli­cants should be be­tween the ages of 19 and 25 years as at Oct 1, 2017 and pos­sess a Bach­e­lor’s de­gree with First or Up­per sec­ond class stan­dards (GPA 3.7 or higher) by sum­mer of 2017. A suf­fi­ciently high stan­dard of English ac­cord­ing to stan­dards set by the Univer­sity of Ox­ford is also re­quired.

To ap­ply for the Rhodes Schol­ar­ship, visit the Rhodes Trust web­site, which pro­vides in­for­ma­tion on the ap­pli­ca­tion process.

Ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived by Oct 28, 2016.

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