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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:

Yearsort descending Graduate Scholarship
51 2003 Darryl Stewart

Commonwealth Caribbean

52 2003 Chantal Ononaiwu

Jamaica

53 2003 Dr. Kyla Thomas

Commonwealth Caribbean

54 2005 Ramon Arscot

Jamaica

55 2007 Nadiya Figueroa

Jamaica

56 2008 Se-Shauna Wheatle

Jamaica

57 2008 Luke V. Browne

Commonwealth Caribbean

58 2010 Kamal Wood

Commonwealth Caribbean

59 2010 Alecia Johns

Jamaica

60 2011 Dr. Luke Foster

Commonwealth Caribbean

61 2011 Dr. David Walcott

Jamaica

62 2012 Mrs. Kamille Adair Adair Morgan

Jamaica

63 2013 Kiron Neale

Commonwealth Caribbean

64 2013 Vincent F. Taylor

Jamaica

65 2014 Chloe Samantha Walker

Commonwealth Caribbean

66 2014 Timar Jackson

Jamaica

67 2015 Dr. Tariq Omar Parker

Jamaica

68 2015 Cherelle Dacon

Commonwealth Caribbean

69 2016 Ms. Sherona Alleyne Forrester

Jamaica

70 2016 Zahra Christina Gomes

Commonwealth Caribbean

71 2019 Miss Rae Voisin

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