Applicants for Rhodes Scholarship Must Write Their Own Essay

Applicants for the Rhodes scholarship are no longer allowed to receive any help on their essays and must certify that their essay is entirely their own work and truthful by signing the following statement:

I attest that this essay is my own work and is wholly truthful. Neither it nor any earlier draft has been edited by anyone other than me, nor has anyone else reviewed it to provide me with suggestions to improve it. I understand that any such editing or review would disqualify my application.