The Rhodes Scholarships in Canada (RSC) is a newly-incorporated Canadian not-for-profit whose goal is to support the mission and activities of the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes Scholarships from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Each year, there are eleven Rhodes Scholarships available in Canada to enable exceptional Canadian students to study at the University of Oxford. The Scholarships support postgraduate young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service, and who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as 'leaders for the world’s future'.
The first Canadian Rhodes Scholars took up residence in Oxford in 1904, and since that time, over a thousand Canadians have been awarded this prestigious scholarship. They have pursued a variety of careers in public service, academia, business, law, and medicine, amongst others. Many have achieved notable distinction, including:
- Allan Blakeney, Premier of Saskatchewan from 1971 to 1982
- Justice Eileen Gillese, of the Court of Appeal for Ontario
- David Lewis, former leader of the federal New Democratic Party, and one of its original architects
- Roland Michener, former Governor-General of Canada, Canadian High Commissioner to India, and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons
- Professor David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto
- Bob Rae, Premier of Ontario, 1990-1995
- John Turner, former Prime Minister
- Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland from 2003 to 2010.
For more details, please contact:
Director of Canada Engagement & Support