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 Scholarship
1 2016 Ms. Sherona Alleyne Forrester

Jamaica

2 2016 Zahra Christina Gomes

Commonwealth Caribbean

3 2015 Cherelle Dacon

Commonwealth Caribbean

4 2015 Dr. Tariq Omar Parker

Jamaica

5 2014 Timar Jackson

Jamaica

6 2014 Chloe Samantha Walker

Commonwealth Caribbean

7 2013 Kiron Neale

Commonwealth Caribbean

8 2013 Vincent F. Taylor

Jamaica

9 2012 Mrs. Kamille Adair Adair Morgan

Jamaica

10 2011 Dr. Luke Foster

Commonwealth Caribbean

11 2011 Dr. David Walcott

Jamaica

12 2010 Alecia Johns

Jamaica

13 2010 Kamal Wood

Commonwealth Caribbean

14 2008 Luke V. Browne

Commonwealth Caribbean

15 2008 Se-Shauna Wheatle

Jamaica

16 2007 Nadiya Figueroa

Jamaica

17 2005 Ramon Arscot

Jamaica

18 2003 Chantal Ononaiwu

Jamaica

19 2003 Darryl Stewart

Commonwealth Caribbean

20 2003 Dr. Kyla Thomas

Commonwealth Caribbean

21 2002 David Williams

Commonwealth Caribbean

22 2001 Dr. Monique Robinson

Commonwealth Caribbean

23 2000 Neil Hanchard

Jamaica

24 2000 Dr. Alisha Wade

Commonwealth Caribbean

25 1999 Nadia Ellis-Russell

Jamaica

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