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 ascending
1 2015 Dr. Tariq Omar Parker

Jamaica

2 2014 Timar Jackson

Jamaica

3 2013 Vincent F. Taylor

Jamaica

4 2012 Mrs. Kamille Adair Adair Morgan

Jamaica

5 2011 Dr. David Walcott

Jamaica

6 2010 Alecia Johns

Jamaica

7 2008 Se-Shauna Wheatle

Jamaica

8 2007 Nadiya Figueroa

Jamaica

9 2005 Ramon Arscot

Jamaica

10 2003 Chantal Ononaiwu

Jamaica

11 2000 Neil Hanchard

Jamaica

12 1999 Nadia Ellis-Russell

Jamaica

13 1997 Carina Cockburn

Jamaica

14 1994 Dr. Dr. Nigel Andrew-Lincoln Clarke

Jamaica

15 1992 Ms. Tracy S. Robinson

Jamaica

16 1991 Prof. Colin Andrew McKenzie

Jamaica

17 1989 Andrea Wright

Jamaica

18 1988 Dr. David McBean

Jamaica

19 1986 Dr. Evan Dale Abel

Jamaica

20 1985 Peter Stanley Goldson

Jamaica

21 1983 Haniph Latchmen

Jamaica

22 1981 Stephen C. Vascianne

Jamaica

23 1977 Michael Hope Allen

Jamaica

24 1976 Jeffrey S. Mordecai

Jamaica

25 1975 Justice The Hon. Cecil Dennis Harrington Morrison

Jamaica

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