News / Landmark GBP 75 million (US$ 117.5) donation advances next hundred years of the Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Trust

September, 2013

The McCall MacBain Foundation announces today, on 19 September 2013, that it has made the largest donation to the Rhodes Trust since Cecil Rhodes founded the world’s oldest scholarship in 1903. Through the Rhodes Scholarship, Bill Clinton, six Commonwealth Prime Ministers, three Nobel Prize winners and nearly 8,000 young leaders from around the world have been able to attend the University of Oxford.

The gift, the largest since the establishment of the Scholarship in 1903, will enable the Trust to continue to send future global leaders to the University of Oxford. It consists of a £25 million grant, a £25 million challenge/match donation to encourage additional fundraising for a total of £50 million, and a future £25 million to expand the Scholarships into new geographies.

Read the Rhodes Trust Press Release.

Sept 2013 – John & Marcy McCall MacBain in Oxford during the Rhodes Trust’s 110th Anniversary celebration next to the plaque naming John McCall MacBain as the Rhodes Trust’s Second Century Founder.