Re: RHODES SCHOLARSHIP For Singapore Withdrawn.
- From: "ardeedee" <ardeedee1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 12:56:30 +0800
The Rhodes scholarship was based on academia and sporting prowess at
preferably international field.
This was deemed the basis for international leaders of tomorrow who were not
only boned in academics but also playing field specialists who can compete
on level playing fields of physical prowess.
Several leaders emerged from this programmed and it has become the
cornerstone of University scholarships with Clinton being one of them -
political leadership not the only leadership it has crafted.
Singapore has for the last decade asked for criteria other than
international spotting prowess as they could not find any international
stars in the universities and opted only for academic honors and diluted
positions in other fields which can be due to many other attributes not
necessarily due to the individual performance itself.
"Lion" <Nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I agree this Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University is not very
> attractive for Singapore, and not easy to get because of the extra
> and the competition from other countries. Perhaps there has been very few
> awards for Singapore in recent years.
> But of course there is no harm trying for prospective students.
> This webpage gives the address of the secretariats.
> "Bad boy" <badboy_sinland@xxxxxxxxx> wrote ...
> > "ardeedee" <ardeedee1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote ...
> >> Understand that a decision has been taken by the donors that the
> >> prestigious
> >> Rhodes Scholarship for Singapore and Malaysia will be withdrawn
> >> immediatly
> >> meaning no awards to be amde this year onwards.
> >> Is it becuase the Singapore scholars have not done well or not up to
> >> mark?
> > The Rhodes Scholarship is offered by Oxford, under an endowment
> > from Cecil Rhodes to citizens of ex-colony including 30 places for
> > US citizens.
> > Are you sure the offer for citizens of Singapore and Malaysia have been
> > withdrawn...This is against their charter. Perhaps the Local Secretary,
> > Rhodes
> > Scholarship Selection Committee in Singapore could explain.
> > Singapore scholars have a wide variety of choices in selecting
> > universities
> > and their choices are within the top five universities in the world.
> > Understand
> > Oxford is NOT among the top five and in England only Cambridge and
> > Imperial
> > college(London) made it to the top five.
> > Top Singapore students also have several better scholarships to choose
> > from,...
> > They prefer President scholarship, Arm forces scholarship, PSC
> > and scholarship from SIA and other MNCs which pay a higher amount for
> > their tuition, travel and living expenses.
> > Besides, Rhodes scholar must also show achievements in sports and social
> > services. Frankly....local scholars cannot compete with sportsmen/women
> > from the USA. Knowing this, I am sure few local scholars would apply for
> > the Rhodes scholarship. Unfortunately our top sportsman/woman are not
> > top students. Could this be the reason why no Rhodes scholarship was
> > awarded to Singaporean next year.
> > Bad boy.
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