Rhodes Scholarships for India


    THE Rhodes Trustees have decided to found two Rhodes Scholarships annually for India. The Rhodes Scholarships are of the annual value of £400, and tenable at the University of Oxford. With one or two exceptions they are awarded to young men who have been educated at universities in the British Dominions or in the United States of America. Cecil Rhodes laid down in his will that in the election of a scholar special regard should be paid to his scholastic attainments, his fondness for manly outdoor sports, his qualities of manhood, truth, courage, devotion to duty, unselfishness and sympathy for the weak, and his powers of leadership. The Rhodes Trustees are confident that candidates fully up to the high standard set by previous Rhodes Scholar” will be forthcoming from India, and they have been assured that Indian Rhodes Scholars will be welcome . at Oxford. These scholarships are founded for an initial period of five years, after which they will be reviewed in the light of experience. The first Indian Rhodes Scholars will go into residence at Oxford after the end of the War. This is the second announcement of post-graduate awards for Indian students which have been made in recent years; it will be recalled that the Commissioners of the Exhibition of 1851 instituted exhibitions for India in 1937.

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    Rhodes Scholarships for India. Nature 145, 417 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145417b0

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