ANU undergraduate Michael Jones has won one of three Rhodes Scholarships for Australia-At-Large to complete postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in 2011.
Each year the Rhodes Trust awards three Australia-At-Large scholarships in addition to those offered in each of the six Australian States.
Michael, a combined arts/law student who completed honours in law this year, will travel to the UK in September next year to study politics and political theory at masters level.
Michael said that he was honoured to have been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
“For me, the Rhodes Scholarship means the opportunity to study at Oxford, and becoming a member of an international community of public spirited scholars,” he said.
“Beyond the exciting opportunity of studying at Oxford, I hope that the Rhodes Scholarship might assist me in furthering the community work I have done with Indigenous communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
“At Oxford I aim to get an international perspective on issues I have studied within the context of Indigenous affairs in Australia.
“My hope is to return and usefully apply this international perspective in Australia,” he said.