Rhodes

Purpose: The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, to bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. Learn more about the Rhodes Scholarship from Amherst Alumni on the Office of Fellowships video page.

National Fellowships and Scholarships

What are National Fellowships and Scholarships? Simply put, they are merit-based, highly competitive, opportunities funded by governments, individual philanthropists, and private organizations. The opportunities of this kind that we administer mainly fund travel, graduate study, or independent research abroad. One, however, funds graduate study in the U.S.; another supports research at a major think tank; and another rewards candidates for excellent work in the STEM fields. Each funding body has a mission.