Dear Old Diocesans,
As you might be aware, Bishops has its own designated Rhodes Scholarship which since 2012 has been shared by the Partner Schools, Herschel, St Cyprians, St George’s and LEAP 1. The Bishops scholarship dates back to when two ODs, Frank Reid and William Farquhar Yeoman were awarded the only two ‘Pre-Will’ scholarships in 1902 when Mr Rhodes selected Bishops to give the scholarship idea a ‘trial trip’, to put in his will. The scope of the Bishops Rhodes Scholarship was extended in 2015 and now it is being further extended in order to allow applications from the sons and daughters of:
- Members of present and past academic and support staff of Bishops and its four Partner Schools (Herschel , St Cyprians, LEAP1 and St George’s Grammar School) who have served or will serve the said schools for at least five years;
- Present and past parents at Bishops and its Partner schools who have, or have had, or will have had a son/daughter at the school for at least five years;
- Present and past members of the Council /Board of Governors of the said schools, who have served for at least five years;
- Members of the Bishops and the Partner School’s former students/Alumnae/i Unions/Associations, where such son/daughter was educated in South Africa for at least five years.
There will be a Rhodes Scholarship Info Evening to be held from 7.00PM – 8.30PM on Monday 29 April at Bishops, conducted by the Hon Secretary of the Bishops Rhodes Scholarship, Paul Murray. There will be Tea/Coffee served when we meet, followed by the presentation. The evening will take the form of information for the application process (for which the relevant documentation is attached); a PPP presentation; the latest information and video clip from Rhodes House, and a Q/A session.
The venue for the Info meeting will be the Raymond Ackerman Centre, the building adjacent to the Hockey Astro as you enter the school from the Campground Road side, on the right. There is parking available.
Candidates wishing to attend the Info Meeting are requested to RSVP to Paul Murray, the Secretary for the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship at [email protected]
Guy PearsonChair of the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship
Paul MurrayHon Secretary of the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION BY CLICKING HERE