UWI Rhodes Scholars

UWI GRADUATES WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE PRESTIGIOUS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

Cecil John Rhodes was a British diamond magnate and imperialist. Rhodes' life is part of the history of Southern Africa. The colony of Rhodesia took his name and is today known as the independent state of Zimbabwe. Rhodes name is now remembered principally because of his foundation of the Rhodes Scholarships. He left the greater part of his substantial fortune to establish this scheme in his will.

Candidates for Rhodes Scholarships are selected on the basis of "qualities of character" as well as of intellect. Rhodes' aim was to provide future leaders of the English-speaking world with an education which would broaden their views and develop their abilities. He chose to endow these scholarships at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, because he believed that its residential colleges provided an environment specially conducive to pesonal development.

Rhodes hoped that those who benefited from his scholarships would go on to improve the lot of mankind, and work towards maintaining peace between nations.

The Rhodes Scholarship is given based on:

  • Literary and scholastic attainments
  • Energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness and success in sports
  • Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings

Two Rhodes Scholarships are offered to Caribbean nationals each year; one specifically for Jamaicans and one that is open to the entire Caribbean (Jamaica included).

We salute with “Pelican Pride” the following UWI Graduates who have received Rhodes Scholarships:

Year Graduate Scholarshipsort descending
1 2019 Miss Rae Voisin
2 1985 David Addison Myers

British Caribbean

3 1982 Michael Peter Chan

British Caribbean

4 1977 Marston Creighton da Costa Gibson

British Caribbean

5 1974 Charles Edward Percival Haynes

British Caribbean

6 1971 Geoffrey Boyce Frankson

British Caribbean

7 1968 William Richard Henson Jacobs

British Caribbean

8 1965 Habiboola Ameerally Niamatali

British Caribbean

9 1962 Robert Victor Ogilvie

British Caribbean

10 2015 Cherelle Dacon

Commonwealth Caribbean

11 2014 Chloe Samantha Walker

Commonwealth Caribbean

12 2013 Kiron Neale

Commonwealth Caribbean

13 2011 Dr. Luke Foster

Commonwealth Caribbean

14 2010 Kamal Wood

Commonwealth Caribbean

15 2008 Luke V. Browne

Commonwealth Caribbean

16 2003 Darryl Stewart

Commonwealth Caribbean

17 2003 Dr. Kyla Thomas

Commonwealth Caribbean

18 2002 David Williams

Commonwealth Caribbean

19 2001 Dr. Monique Robinson

Commonwealth Caribbean

20 2000 Dr. Alisha Wade

Commonwealth Caribbean

21 1999 Idara Hippolyte

Commonwealth Caribbean

22 1997 Melanie Jean Newton

Commonwealth Caribbean

23 1994 Janine Fazal Iqbal

Commonwealth Caribbean

24 1993 Daniel John Thwaites

Commonwealth Caribbean

25 1991 Carla Maria Noel

Commonwealth Caribbean

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