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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
26 1974 Dr. Dr. Michael Anthony Abrahams

Jamaica

27 1973 Hon Mr. Delroy Hawmin Chuck

Jamaica

28 1972 Peter Christopher Hanley

Jamaica

29 1971 Rudolph Newton Smellie

Jamaica

30 1970 George Hylton Alexander

Jamaica

31 1969 Franklyn Grenfel Prendergast

Jamaica

32 1968 Rev. Ronald George Thwaites

Jamaica

33 1967 Franklin Arthur Joseph Johnston

Jamaica

34 1966 Prof. Trevor St. George Munroe

Jamaica

35 1965 Richard Dougles Fletcher

Jamaica

36 1964 Ernest Milton Hew

Jamaica

37 1963 Hon. Roderick George Rainford

Jamaica

38 1962 Eric Anthony Abrahams

Jamaica

39 1961 Henry Vernon Wong

Jamaica

40 1960 Arthur Ralph Carnegie

Jamaica

41 1958 Prof. The Hon. Mervyn Eustace Morris

Jamaica

42 1957 Prof. Ralston Milton Nettleford (Rex)

Jamaica

43 1955 Everard St. Aubyn Nelson

Jamaica

44 1953 Donald Bogle

Jamaica

45 2016 Ms. Sherona Alleyne Forrester

Jamaica

46 2015 Cherelle Dacon

Commonwealth Caribbean

47 2014 Chloe Samantha Walker

Commonwealth Caribbean

48 2013 Kiron Neale

Commonwealth Caribbean

49 2011 Dr. Luke Foster

Commonwealth Caribbean

50 2010 Kamal Wood

Commonwealth Caribbean

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