The Mandela Rhodes Scholars

Since the selection of the first cohort of eight Scholars in 2005, a total of 200 Mandela Rhodes Scholarships has been awarded.

Meet the Mandela Rhodes Scholars

Class of 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Class of 2009

Class of 2008

Class of 2007

Class of 2006

Class of 2005

The Mandela Rhodes experience

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Class of 2009

Class of 2008

Class of 2007

Class of 2006

Class of 2005

Mandela Rhodes Scholars: where are they now?

Alumni: Mandela Rhodes Community

The Mandela Rhodes Community is an initiative by the Mandela Rhodes Scholars themselves. All Mandela Rhodes Scholars are eligible to be members of the alumni network, and it seeks to support its members beyond their time as Scholars-in-residence. The CMRS arranged conferences and is involved in projects that further a continent-wide commitment to the principles of the Scholarship. As the number of Mandela Rhodes Scholars grows, it is expected that this network will become an important change-agent on the African continent.

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I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all of you around the world who are assisting in the great project of building The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

The central purpose of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.

The bringing together of these two names represents a symbolic moment in the closing of the historic circle; drawing together the legacies of reconciliation and leadership and those of entrepreneurship and education.

Already the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships are changing the lives of young Africans, who will play vital roles in the future of the continent.

The achievements of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation so far have been remarkable, but it is its future potential that is most exciting.

I urge you to help in every way you can, knowing that you have my personal appreciation.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Johannesburg, South Africa