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:

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 (two 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.