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Create the connections that change the world

Exponential strength

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The Exponential Potential campaign funds additional Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford and lifelong connection for students from around the globe - people whose voices need to be heard.

With their peers at Rhodes House and across the world through Lifelong Fellowship, Rhodes Scholars and Alumni lead us in fighting the world’s fight. 

With your leadership, we can invest in the people, programmes and place that can unlock world-changing ideas.  

Unlikeminded but like-hearted

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We will create an increased number of Scholarships from across the world, bringing more people together to fight the world's fight.

Programmes will create communities to tackle the world's most pressing issues.

And we are creating the perfect place to bring people together. Only together, as unlikeminded but like-hearted people, can we lift the world out of the ruts that have held us back.

Through your leadership, you connect the perspectives of your community, your country, and your region to the world’s essential conversations. 

The potential of people, programmes and place


A Scholar with book open in front of library bookshelves

Give rise to the novel solutions that change the world by extending Rhodes Scholarships, to those from communities with under-represented perspectives and intelligences.

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Panellists speak at the Rhodes pandemic forum

Extend and increase the positive potential of Rhodes Scholars through lifelong fellowship, enabling Alumni to connect and support each other during and after their time at Oxford.

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Rhodes House seen from South Parks Road, Oxford

Help us transform our historic home into a state-of-the-art convening centre, one worthy of serving as the hub for Rhodes Scholars, Rhodes alumni, our core partners, the broader Oxford community and the world.

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The world requires brave, bold leaders who represent the range of human potential today more than ever. We're supporting the Rhodes Scholarship for this generation and the ones to follow because the Trust's investment in rising leaders fills an evergreen need, and because our engagement as alumni ensures the program, like our Scholars, can grow ever-better, and more impactful.

Swati Mylavarapu (Florida & Wolfson 2005)

Potential rooted in the strength of communities

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Potential Differences

Why we need to work with communities to ensure voices are heard.
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Exponential Strength

How we are rooted in the communities we serve.

Potential resources, unlimited potential


£120 million
With your leadership, we can amplify the reach of the Rhodes Scholarship and make it a truly global and inclusive opportunity, for students from all major geographies – including those which are currently under-represented, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and those which are not currently awarded, including North Africa and Latin America.


£30 million
We create a lifelong community for global impact – from the moment of selection to Scholars in Residence in Oxford to lifelong learning and impact for Rhodes Scholars Alumni. With you, we can create and support programmes from our distinctive Character, Service and Leadership retreats to globally significant events bringing some of the greatest minds together to tackle the world's most significant issues.


£30 million
We have reimagined Rhodes House as a world-class convening centre, with the capacity to bring people together in person and in new ways in a virtual world. With your leadership and vision, this remarkable space will be a place for Scholars and members of our partner communities to meet, alongside an amazing range of people from the Oxford community and the wider world.

Three ways to release potential

The Scholars Fund

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Every element of the Scholar experience is strengthened by The Scholars Fund. Your generosity creates valuable opportunities for Scholars in Oxford and beyond.

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Creating Scholarships

A Scholar sitting in Rhodes House

Give rise to the novel solutions that change the world by extending Rhodes Scholarships to connect those from communities with under-represented 
perspectives and intelligences. 

Making the Scholarship truly global.

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Wills & Bequests

A Scholar sitting in frotn of a laptop in the Rhodes House library

By including the Rhodes Scholarships in your estate planning you ensure future generations will continue to benefit from this unique experience.

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