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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 Scholar Alumni and Friends for supporting ethical young leaders who will stand up for the world.

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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 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:

  • In recognition of transformational giving at the £50 million threshold

  • In recognition of transformational giving at the £10 million threshold

  • In recognition of transformational giving at the £5 million threshold

  • In recognition of transformational giving at the £2.5 million threshold

  • In recognition of a commitment of $1 million or more

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

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

  • 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.

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Donor Thank You Week

Each year, we celebrate Donor Thank You Week, which gives Scholars in Residence an opportunity to share messages of gratitude with Donors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrated virtually in 2021, with Scholars in Residence sharing their stories and messages of how the support of the Rhodes Scholarships and Scholars Fund has helped them weather the uncertainty of the pandemic and continue their studies.

Shamila is standing outside the entrance of Rhodes House, smiling at the camera and wearing sub fusc.

“I am eternally grateful to the donors that make the scholarship thrive. As a first generation graduate, the Rhodes scholarship has been a life-changing experience, not only for me, but for my community.”
Shamila Mpinga (South Africa-at-Large & Merton 2019)

“To me, the greatest thing about Rhodes Scholarship is that it gives me affirmation for what I genuinely believe in, and bonds me with like-minded scholars who are talented, passionate and committed to their cause. All of this wouldn’t be possible without your generous support. Thank you so much!”
Ryan Yan (China & Brasenose 2020)

Ryan Yan is smiling at the camera and standing in front of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford

Thank you

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