The Wykeham Scholars Selection Committee is looking for applicants of “outstanding character, intellect, leadership, and commitment to service," the same qualities sought for a Rhodes Scholar.
A Wykeham Scholar will be:
•A person of manifest Character;
•A kind and unselfish person who cares for others, has sympathy especially for the weak, and habitually lends a helping hand to those who need it;
•A person striving after genuine virtue by way of faith, hope, love, humility, mercy, justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude;
•A motivated student and an outstanding scholar as revealed in a desire to challenge oneself, to make good grades, and to win the confidence of one’s teachers;
• An energetic person eager to use God-given talents;
•A person dedicated to truth and the relentless pursuit thereof as it is found in different embodiments and by many different means;
•A well-rounded person who possesses genuine skill in several areas;
•A patriotic person devoted to duty as the best way to serve the wider community; and
•A person with the instinct to lead and the desire to develop servant leadership skills in himself and others. The Selection Committee will have these traits and criteria in mind as it reviews Applications, reads Applicant Essays, and interviews the Finalists.