Scholarships & Fellowships
Rhodes Merit Scholarships
Merit awards serve to recognize individual students for their academic talent, service or leadership achievements. These highly competitive awards are determined on an individual basis and celebrate the strength and achievements of each admitted student, in and out of the classroom.
Priority consideration is given to students who submit their application for admission in accordance with stated deadlines. Following is a list of our merit-based scholarships (effective for 2014-15 incoming students only):
- Bellingrath Scholarship: Full tuition, awarded to one entering freshman each year and is Rhodes′ most prestigious academic scholarship
- Morse Scholarship: $32,500 per year
- Cambridge Scholarship: $27,500 per year
- Presidential Scholarship: $22,500 per year
- Dean’s Scholarship: $22,500 per year for students of color
- Ralph C. Hon Scholarship: $20,000 per year
- Diehl Scholarship: $18,000 per year
Fellowships take scholarships a step further by providing students with the chance to participate in important study, research, creative work and service with like-minded peers. Fellowships provide a way to put academics into action, build your resume and be part of a learning community. Fellowships require a specialized application process. You can find detailed information by clicking on the name of the fellowships listed below:
- Day Scholarship: Up to $30,000 per year in scholarship
- Fine Arts Fellowship: Up to $13,000 per year
- Bonner Scholarship: $12,500 per year in addition to any other Rhodes aid
- Taylor Fellowship in Physics: Up to $15,000 per year in addition to any other Rhodes aid
Need-based Rhodes Grants
In addition to merit-based aid and fellowships, Rhodes awards hundreds of institutional grants based on your family′s income, assets and circumstance. If you are interested in federal and/or state aid (Tennessee residents), complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the CSS PROFILE if you would like to be considered for institutional (non-federal) aid. Once your applications are received by the specified application deadlines the financial aid office will review your eligibility for additional awards based on the information provided on these two forms.
Institutional scholarships and grants may be used to pay Rhodes tuition, fees, room and board only (direct cost), unless otherwise specified, and are awarded on a full-academic year (2 semesters), fall and spring semesters only. Please note, Rhodes scholarships may have to be reduced if you receive awards from outside sources that in combination exceed direct costs.