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Rhodes Scholar Ben Allgrove.

Rhodes Scholar Ben Allgrove.
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Friday, 9 August 2002

ONE of the world's most prestigious scholarships - the Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University - is again accepting applications from South Australian university students.

The Rhodes Trust offers nine scholarships in Australia each year, one awarded in each State and three for Australia at large.

This year's winner of the Rhodes Scholarship was University of Adelaide Law and Commerce graduate Ben Allgrove. Ben has now left Adelaide for Oxford where he will be studying for a DPhil (PhD) in Law.

Applications are currently being accepted for Rhodes Scholarships to study at Oxford in 2003.

Selection is not based on academic merit alone. Applicants must:

  • be between the ages of 18 and 25 years (on 1 October 2002)
  • be Australian citizens
  • have an outstanding academic record and completed an honours degree (or equivalent) by December 2002.
  • have other interests and leadership skills, such as community service or sporting interests

A Rhodes scholar receives a generous stipend and all tuition fees at Oxford are paid by the Rhodes Trust. The trust also assists successful candidates with their travelling expenses to the United Kingdom. Scholarships are awarded for two years (with the possibility of extension to a third year).

A briefing for prospective applicants will be held this Friday, August 16.

Where Edgeloe Room, Mitchell Building
University of Adelaide
When Midday, Friday, August 16

Applications for the scholarship close on Monday, September 2.

For more information, potential South Australian applicants should call (08) 8303 4701.


Contact Details

Mr Hugh McClelland
Honorary Secretary
Business: +61 8 8313 4701