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Rhodes Scholarship

Applications for the 2017 Rhodes Scholarships are now open! 

The Rhodes Scholarship Canada webpage is where 2017 timelines and information about the process and requirements are posted.

Read the Rhodes Scholarship 2017 Canada Information for Candidates for all information about applying to Rhodes.

All applicants to Rhodes must be endorsed by their post-secondary institution. Applicants must apply for endorsement to Queen's before they can submit their application to Rhodes.  

Internal Rhodes applications to Queen's University are due Sunday, September 11, 2016 via email to vpdean.sa@queensu.ca by 11:59 p.m. 

The application materials that candidates must submit to Queen's University to be considered for endorsement very closely mirror the application requirements for the Canadian Rhodes Scholarship. 

Information about the 2017 Rhodes Scholarship process and timeline for Canadian applicants, and the process at Queen's University for internal endorsement is outlined below.

Deadline for Application for endorsement by Queen’s University: 

Sunday, September 11, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.

Deadline for application to the Rhodes Trust for Rhodes Scholarship: 

Friday, 14 October 2016 

Detailed information about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship is available from Career Services.  To access a pdf containing instructions and resources, please log into MyCareer (the job postings module on the Career Services website) and search for 'Rhodes Scholarship'.

Timeline for Your Rhodes Scholarship Application

Recommended Start

Needed By

           Process

The semester before

 

(Ideally February)

May

  • Become familiar with the Rhodes Scholarship through links posted on this page under “Key Sources of Information about the Rhodes Scholarship”.
  • Decide whether the Rhodes program is suitable for you. Consult Career Services (e.g., Drop-in Career Advising, Workshops and Career Counselling appointments) as you begin to make long-term decisions, research further education options, prepare a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and personal statements.

The semester before

Sept

    Liaise with your referees to confirm their participation

June

Sept

     Prepare your application

 

Sept

    Apply to Queen's for institutional endorsement

 

Oct

   If endorsed by Queen’s, apply to Rhodes Trust 

Variable

Verify specific deadlines on course webpage

    If selected, apply to Oxford University 

 

Support and guidance during your application process

Rhodes provides excellent resource material for scholarship applicants.  In particular, please note the video interviews with former candidates that are available from the Rhodes website which may help you in customizing your own application documents.

The Rhodes Scholarships for Canada

The Rhodes Scholarships [Oxford]

Career Services has assembled a collection of supplementary documents over the years relating to the Rhodes Scholarship in a binder which can be reviewed at the Career Information and Resources Area in Gordon Hall.  Prior to the start of classes in September, a pdf version of the Rhodes Scholarship Supplementary Resources can be sent to your Queen’s email. To request this, please send an email addressed to mycareer@queensu.ca.

 

Resources at Career Services

Queen's Career Services offers a comprehensive range of supports and services to all students and recent graduates, year-round, to assist next steps and career planning.

Books

Perfect Personal Statements by Mark Alan Stewart.  This series of books contains guidance on writing a personal statement for graduate programs. [Career Services Call Number: QCP E PERS 4]

HOW TO Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae by Jackson & Geckeis. [Career Services Call Number: J.SRC.RSME.33]

Tipsheet                                                                                                             

Career Services Tipsheet on Personal Statements 

Workshops

The following workshops are offered in the Fall and Winter terms, and offer strategies that you can customize for your specific needs:

  • Ramp up your resume
  • Applying to Further Education
  • Writing Personal or Research Personal Statements
  • Winning Interviews

Check the full workshop schedule for more ideas! 


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