Office of External Fellowships’ Rhodes Scholars

(Left to right): UIC student and Rhodes Scholar finalist Anis Barmada; UIC alumna and Rhodes Scholar finalist Zuka’a Joudeh; Sami Alahmadi, UIC alumnus and 2020 Rhodes Scholar representing the Saudi Arabia constituency.

A 2018 LAS and Honors College alumnus – Sami Alahmadi – was selected as a Rhodes Scholar, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the world, in the Saudi Arabia competition. Sami is only the second Rhodes Scholar for that country and the second UIC recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship; our first was a US Rhodes in 2000. Sami will join 100+ Scholars from around the world at Oxford University in the UK, for two years of fully funded graduate study. Two LAS students – Anis Barmada, a current senior also in the Honors College, and Zuka’a Joudeh, a 2019 graduate – were named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship in the US competition. It is a significant achievement in itself to be named a Rhodes finalist.

OEF provides extensive advising and assistance to UIC students in finding and applying for nationally- and internationally-competitive fellowships. OEF works to recognize and cultivate our students’ potential at the highest levels, and to encourage their growth through the application process. To read more about the Scholars please visit the following UIC today news articles: