Definition of Rhodes Scholarship in English:

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Rhodes Scholarship

Pronunciation: /rəʊdz/

noun

Any of several scholarships awarded annually and tenable at Oxford University by students from certain Commonwealth countries, the United States, 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.

Derivatives

Rhodes Scholar

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.

Origin

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

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