Once a Rhodes Scholar, always a Rhodes Scholar!
The global Rhodes community - embracing Rhodes alumni, current Scholars and Scholars-elect, and many friends of the Scholarships globally - is international, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary. There are over 4,400 living Rhodes Scholars residing in more than fifty countries around the world. All Rhodes Scholars are listed here. The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes the participation and support of other friends of the Rhodes Scholarships.
Being a Rhodes Scholar is a life-long journey. Not only are there regular opportunities to reconnect with your Rhodes Scholar classmates, there is also a great sense of community which lasts a lifetime. The values which underpin the Scholarships can be found in the diversity of occupations which Rhodes Scholars pursue and there is an active internship and work shadowing programme, supplemented with informal mentoring.
Rhodes alumni and friends participate actively in supporting the Rhodes Scholarships in a variety of ways:
- Participation in Rhodes alumni associations and foundations
- Taking part in alumni events
- Encouraging young people to consider applying for the Rhodes Scholarship
- Serving on selection committees and as regional and national secretaries
- Participation in the governance of the Rhodes Trust as Trustees and as members of Trustee committees
- Informal mentoring of younger Rhodes Scholars
- Donating to support the Scholarships, including through bequests and annual giving.