Rhodes Scholars in Oxford

Campaign Update

The Rhodes Scholarships: Campaign for the Second Century was launched during our 110th Rhodes Anniversary in 2013, with one simple goal: to secure the 83 core Scholarships in perpetuity and for our endowment to reach £250 million. Since then, we have asked our alumni, supporters and friends to join us and help realise our Campaign target. Three years on, and thanks to our donors’ commitment, leadership and loyalty, we are within £20 million of reaching our goal. If you have supported the Campaign or are considering making a gift, thank you for your generosity. We now need your help to close the Campaign and secure the core Scholarships for the next generation of ethical leaders. Your donation will also release the 'matching' element of the McCall MacBain Foundation gift, namely a 1:1 match for donations to the Canadian Scholarships and a 1:2 match for all others, with other matching schemes also offered.

The Impact of Your Gift

The Rhodes Trust supports the intellectual and personal growth of talented men and women, now chosen from over 45 countries, who have outstanding potential to excel at Oxford and exhibit leadership in their wider careers. It has been very successful in this aim – Rhodes Scholars share a history of enriching their communities, being pioneers in their chosen fields, and applying the knowledge gained and experience acquired as Scholars to the prosperity and betterment of the societies in which they live. They have consistently distinguished themselves in politics, academia, business, law, the arts, medicine, science, sport, activism and countless other fields, much to the advantage of the communities from which they come and in which they go on to live and work.

We now need your support to close the Campaign and take advantage of the historic and time-limited opportunity of matching funds from the McCall MacBain Foundation.

With your donation, we will ensure the best future and continuing impact of the Rhodes Scholarships for the coming century.

Changing Lives

In the film below, Rhodes Scholars currently in Oxford discuss the impact that the Scholarship has had on their lives, and talk about their Oxford experience.

Gifts to support the Rhodes Scholarships are recognised as gifts to Oxford Thinking: The Campaign for the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Trust is keen to encourage Rhodes Scholars also to support their colleges and the wider University of Oxford.