The Leverhulme Mandela Rhodes Doctoral Scholars 2018
This year’s field was very large and very strong and it was an extremely difficult task for the Selection Committee to eventually award the annual Leverhulme Mandela Rhodes Scholarships to two out of the five excellent candidates who made the final interview. Warm congratulations to Anton Botha (SA & NMMU 2008), whose proposed field of PhD study is Psychological Resilience in UN Peacekeeping, and Richard Burman (SA & UCT 2015), who plans to do a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford.
To: All Mandela Rhodes Scholar alumni
From: Shaun Johnson, Executive Director
15th March 2018
LEVERHULME MANDELA RHODES DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Although the political seas are tumultuous in South Africa in 2018 the good ship MRF has sailed smoothly through the waters thus far, I am pleased to report. All credit to my superb team at the Foundation. Team MRF has ensured that in the centenary year of our Founding Patron’s birth (of which more later), the fundamentals of our flagship Scholarships Programme – and indeed all the Foundation’s activities – are delivered to the usual highest standards.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the selection of the 14th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, who make up the Class of 2018.
This is my fourth and final update to stakeholders for 2017 as The Mandela Rhodes Foundation prepares to close off on another exceptionally productive 12 month period and readies itself for 2018, the seminal year of the Centenary of our Patron’s birth as well as the year of our own 15th anniversary.
It has been a frenetic three months at the MRF since my last update in mid-May – but for very positive reasons, as you will read below in a summary of recent Foundation activity.
Most Mandela Rhodes Scholars find the Scholarship to be a life-changing experience. Watch this video to hear from past Scholars:
UPDATE FROM THE MANDELA RHODES FOUNDATION: MAY 2017
Cape Town meeting of the Board of Trustees of the MRF completed – with exciting news
The MRF remembers with joy and deep appreciation the countless hours spent by Kathy in selecting Mandela Rhodes Scholars for more than a decade, and addressing their workshops. Just one more quiet contribution to his beloved continent by this humble giant.
Rest in peace, Kathy.
Shaun and the MRF team