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Rhodes Scholarship Application Process

Applications for the Rhodes Scholarship 2016 are due by midnight on Friday, 16 October, 2015, PST. All applicants 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 by 11:59 PM on Sunday, 13 September, 2015.

The materials that candidates must submit to the internal Rhodes competition at Queen's University are, for the most part, the same as those required for the Canadian Rhodes Scholarship.  Read the 2016 Rhodes Memorandum for Canada for details about the national Rhodes scholarship application.

Details about the internal Rhodes applications to Queen's University will be posted here in mid-May. Applicants are encouraged to start their application over the summer. In the meantime, if you are considering applying for a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship through Queen's, please contact Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons in Student Academic Success Services for more information at parsonse@queensu.ca 

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Application Process and Institutional Endorsement

All Queen's students wishing to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship must receive an institutional endorsement from the Principal. Institutional endorsements are decided through an internal screening process which takes place each year in September.

Students who meet the Rhodes criteria and are interested in applying are encouraged to contact Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons at parsonse@queensu.ca  to express their interest.

All applications to be considered by Queen's internal selection committee must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Sunday, 13 September, 2015. Details will be posted here in May 2015. Applicants are strongly encouraged to start on your application over the summer.

The selection committee meets September 2015 to review applications. All successful students will be notified immediately. If your application has been successful, you will receive an authorization code from the university that allows you to submit your application to Rhodes. The university's endorsement letter will be sent directly by Queen's to the provincial Rhodes secretary. 

Information about the application requirements for the internal Rhodes Scholarship to Queen's University will be posted here in mid-May.

Prospective applicants should carefully review the documents below in preparing their applications:

1. The general information about the Rhodes Scholarship;

2. The selection criteria that applies in all Rhodes constituencies, and;

3. The application criteria specific to Canada.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Information on Eligibility and Selection Criteria can be found on the Rhodes Trust website.

Notes of Guidance for Application

As part of the online application process, students must submit all the required documentation outlined in the Rhodes Scholarship application. Read more about Rhodes Scholarships in Canada. 

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the online application to Rhodes and to arrange for all required documents to be sent or submitted.

If you have any questions about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, please contact Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons at  parsonse@queensu.ca