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What is a Rhodes Scholar?

  • A type of degree

  • A financial grant for overseas study

  • A prestigious academic position

  • An honorary title


A Rhodes Scholar is a student who receives a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in England. The scholarship is named after Cecil Rhodes, a British businessman and politician who made a fortune in South Africa. Rhodes Scholars are chosen from around the world based on their academic achievements, leadership skills, and commitment to public service.

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