Graduate of Freie Universität Timur Ohloff Wins a Rhodes Scholarship for Oxford University
№ 004/2017 from Jan 09, 2017
Timur Ohloff, a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität, is one of two German Rhodes scholarship holders who in October 2017 will begin postgraduate studies at Oxford in the international Rhodes Class. With its prestigious postgraduate awards, the Rhodes Trust supports young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as "leaders for the world’s future." A total of 96 Rhodes Scholarships were awarded this year. The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Former Rhodes scholars include the 42nd President of the United States of America Bill Clinton, Australia's reigning Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, and the current National Security Advisor in the United States of America Susan Rice. The Rhodes Trust, which finances and awards the scholarships, was founded by the English entrepreneur and politician Cecil John Rhodes (1853–1902).
The Rhodes Trust lists four criteria that are used in the selection of scholars: scientific and/or scholarly achievements; energy to use ones talents to the full, for example in sports, music, debated, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits; 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.
Each year the Rhodes Scholars are selected from the following countries and regions: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, West Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Timur Ohloff, Rhodes Scholar-elect (Germany 2017), University of Oxford, Email: email@example.com