Thank you for visiting the Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Trust [Rhodes FST] website. We have tried to make the website and the information contained within it as straightforward and accessible as possible. We hope it encourages you to consider applying for a scholarship bursary.
Rhodes FST is a Charitable Trust established in 1989 to commemorate the late Lord Rhodes, who throughout his life, was tireless in his support for the work of the Probation Service in the North West of England.
The purpose of Rhodes FST is to support criminal justice practitioners and managers to visit projects around the world, as well as in the UK, and share the learning in order to encourage and promote effective policy and practice. Scholars are required to produce a report and present its contents at a public event - usually our Annual Presention Evening.
We provide bursaries (usually between £1000 - £2000) to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence and the Probation Service will arrange, where appropriate, a short period of study leave - usually no more than two weeks.
In October 2018, the Trust formed a partnership with Liverpool John Moores University [LJMU] School of Law to offer additional support for Rhodes scholars for the duration of their research/visits. Scholarship recipients are also encouraged to disseminate their research through publication. The work of previous scholars has been published in the Probation Journal and along with academic colleagues at LJMU, members of the Journal's Editorial Board are on hand to provide advice on the Journal's publication and peer review process should scholars wish to pursue this option.
Bursaries are available for staff of the Probation Service in the North West and Greater Manchester Probation Services. The Trust will also consider assistance to support user engagement in scholarships and whilst it will not normally financially sponsor colleagues from partner agencies, it encourages joint applications.