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Rhodes Scholarship

Syllabification: Rhodes Schol·ar·ship

Definition of Rhodes Scholarship in English:

noun

Any of several scholarships awarded annually for study at Oxford University by students from certain Commonwealth countries, South Africa, the US, and Germany.
Example sentences
  • He majored in Creative Literature and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied William Blake, while never abandoning his lifelong admiration for the down-home poet of country music, Hank Williams.
  • Born and raised in a culturally Jewish but non-observant home, he studied anthropology at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.
  • This opportunity for students who have been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship has been established in recognition of the need for cutting-edge scientific inquiry and the development of the world's future leaders in biomedical science.

Origin

named after Cecil Rhodes (see Rhodes, Cecil), who founded the scholarships in 1902.

Derivatives

Rhodes scholar

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noun
Example sentences
  • Schmoke graduated from Yale before going on to Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard University Law School, where he graduated in 1976.
  • Mr Ludwig was at Yale Law School with the future president and more importantly, was a Keasbey Scholar when the young Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
  • This fall I will head to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar to study comparative social policy.

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