Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
While amateur athletes pursue the Olympics to prove their athletic prowess, collegiate scholars try to quantify their academic success by winning a Rhodes Scholarship. Track athletes must post an acceptable qualifying time just to compete in the Olympic trials where they must earn a berth to the Olympics. Likewise, after receiving their university's formal endorsement, aspiring Rhodes Scholars have to portray their all-around qualities and dreams in an application and essay, hoping to earn the chance just to be selected for a state interview. If they are fortunate at this level, the applicants become one of two nominees from each state to go to a district interview, in which the twelve to fifteen students compete for one of four Rhodes Scholarships, full tuition at Oxford University in England, and an approximately 7, 000 pound stipend as a maintenance allowance.
Date of Award
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©1998 - Kevin Diehl
Diehl, Kevin, "Rhodes Scholar: defining an opportunity" (1998). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 48.