Brian Coulter '04

CDS Rhodes Scholar Inspires Students

Excerpt from Spring 2014 issue of The Link:

Brian had known of the Rhodes Scholarship before, but upon his return to Western, made the decision to apply. Established 110 years ago by Cecil Rhodes, this is an international postgraduate award that funds an all-expenses paid scholarship to study at Oxford University. The application process is not for the faint of heart and selection criteria includes “literary and scholastic attainments; moral force of character and instincts to lead and take an interest in one’s fellow beings; truth, courage, devotion to duty, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship.” Other famous Rhodes Scholars include Bob Rae, John Turner, Danny Williams, and Marc Kielburger.

Brian spent nearly 200 hours working on his application, including 25  rewrites. This exercise forced him to really consider what he wanted to do with his life and that by attempting something so difficult, he discovered a great deal about himself.

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Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.