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Recognising Your Gift

Your support maintains the Rhodes Scholarships as the world’s premier Scholarship opportunity and enables the next generation of Scholars to come to Oxford. Thank you to our Senior Scholars and Friends for supporting ethical young leaders who will stand up for the world.

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.

Celebrating Your Support

We are delighted to recognise the generosity of our supporters in a variety of ways. All of our donors are listed in the Donor Honour Roll within the Second Century Annual Report. For loyal donors who have made a gift for three consecutive years, this is marked with a star - a Rhodes ‘Oxford Blue’ – by their name in the publication.

In 2018 we launched our first Donor Thank You Week across our social media channels.

Celebrating Rhodes Donors

For more information on our promise to our donors, please see our Donor Charter.

Formal Recognition

We are also delighted to recognise the generosity of our leadership donors, for their lifetime giving and pledges in support of the Rhodes Trust, at the following levels:

  • Second Century Founder

    In recognition of transformational giving at the £50 million threshold

  • 21st Century Fellow

    In recognition of transformational giving at the £10 million threshold

  • Global Rhodes Fellow

    In recognition of transformational giving at the £5 million threshold

  • International Council of Benefactors, Founder’s Circle

    In recognition of transformational giving at the £2.5 million threshold

  • International Council of Benefactors

    In recognition of a commitment of $1 million or more

  • Chairman’s Circle

    In recognition of a commitment of £150,000 or more

  • Scholar Sponsor

    In recognition of a commitment of £30,000 or more

  • Rhodes Patron

    In recognition of a commitment of £10,000 or more

Rhodes Society

The Rhodes Society was established to recognise those supporters who have told us that they intend to leave a bequest to the Rhodes Scholarships in their will.

Rhodes Recognition

Thank you

Thank you to our community of supporters for your investment, generosity and vision in support of the Rhodes Scholarships.