The Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Each year, 32 U. S. citizens are among more than 80 Rhodes Scholars worldwide who take up degree courses at Oxford University.
Marywood University recognizes academic accomplishments by publishing deans' lists each semester, and awarding medals at commencement. This site provides a searchable dean's list database, as well as a listing of medal and award recipients from our 2009 Commencement Ceremonies.