Famous Rhodes Scholars
13 Famous Rhodes Scholars

Former President Bill Clinton used his Rhodes scholarship in 1968.

Photo courtesy Clinton Presidential Library

When British businessman Cecil Rhodes died in 1902, his fortune was used to establish the Rhodes scholarship, which brings outstanding students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in England, generally for two years. Students from any academic discipline are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, as well as the promise of future leadership and service to the world. Around 90 scholarships are given annually, and some of the most famous scholars are listed below.