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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 Scholarship
26 1999 Nadia Ellis-Russell

Jamaica

27 1999 Idara Hippolyte

Commonwealth Caribbean

28 1997 Carina Cockburn

Jamaica

29 1997 Melanie Jean Newton

Commonwealth Caribbean

30 1994 Dr. Dr. Nigel Andrew-Lincoln Clarke

Jamaica

31 1994 Janine Fazal Iqbal

Commonwealth Caribbean

32 1993 Daniel John Thwaites

Commonwealth Caribbean

33 1992 Ms. Tracy S. Robinson

Jamaica

34 1991 Prof. Colin Andrew McKenzie

Jamaica

35 1991 Carla Maria Noel

Commonwealth Caribbean

36 1989 Andrea Wright

Jamaica

37 1988 Dr. David McBean

Jamaica

38 1986 Dr. Evan Dale Abel

Jamaica

39 1985 Peter Stanley Goldson

Jamaica

40 1985 David Addison Myers

British Caribbean

41 1983 Haniph Latchmen

Jamaica

42 1982 Michael Peter Chan

British Caribbean

43 1981 Stephen C. Vascianne

Jamaica

44 1977 Michael Hope Allen

Jamaica

45 1977 Marston Creighton da Costa Gibson

British Caribbean

46 1976 Jeffrey S. Mordecai

Jamaica

47 1975 Justice The Hon. Cecil Dennis Harrington Morrison

Jamaica

48 1974 Dr. Dr. Michael Anthony Abrahams

Jamaica

49 1974 Charles Edward Percival Haynes

British Caribbean

50 1973 Hon Mr. Delroy Hawmin Chuck

Jamaica

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