The Rhodes Scholarships: information for Victorian applicants
The Rhodes Trust offers 9 Rhodes Scholarships in Australia each year, one for each state and three for Australia at large.
A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford. All fees are paid by the Trust direct to the college. In addition, a Rhodes Scholar receives a personal stipend and assistance with travelling expenses to the United Kingdom.
- Victorian Rhodes Scholar 2011 - Dr. Evelyn See-Yuan Chan (Monash, MBBS with Hons)
Applications for the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship are invited from those who have passed their 18th. birthday but not reached their 25th birthday by 1 October in the year of application.
After applications have been received, the Selection Committee members will review each application. The Committee will meet in mid October, to prepare a short list of 8-10 candidates to be interviewed. Candidates must be available for all interviews on the given dates. Final interviews will be held in October. At the end of the interview process, the Committee will select the Victorian Rhodes Scholar and, if one or two runners-up are thought to be of sufficient merit, they will be nominated to go to Canberra to be interviewed by the Australia at Large Committee. The Canberra selections will be held late November to early December, 2011.
The Selection Committee is chaired by His Excellency, the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Alex Chernov, AO, QC. There are six other members, each of whom holds office for four years. Members are: Mr. T Orton (Deputy Chair), Professor P Pierce, Ms. S Davies, Mr. A Wyatt, Ms. D Nicholson and Ms. H Carmody.
Closing date for 2012 Scholarships for Victoria: 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 1 September 2011.
Before you submit your application....
Consider the qualifications and eligibility information carefully.
Competition for the scholarships in Victoria as in other states, is extremely keen and candidates are of a very high standard as admission to Oxford is extremely competitive. In assessing your qualifications, you need to be totally honest with yourself. Do you meet most of the criteria for selection?
Candidates from Monash University can email Associate Professor Ann Nicholson , Clayton School of IT, Monash University, Clayton Vic 3800 for advice regarding the Rhodes Scholarship.
Please email your expression of interest to email@example.com Online application forms will be available from June 2011 and contain the full conditions of eligibility.
Completion of Application Forms and attachments
Please follow the instructions carefully for the preparation and submission of an application to the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship Committee.
Please Note: The Office of the Hon. Sec. Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Victoria will request Referee's Reports for short listed applicants only.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org The address is:
Professor James A Angus
Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Victoria
Office of the Dean, Medical Building, 6th Floor,
Grattan Street, Parkville
The University of Melbourne
Tel: (03) 8344-5893