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Rhodes scholarship

one of a number of scholarships at Oxford University, established by the will of Cecil Rhodes, for selected students (Rhodes scholars) from the British Commonwealth and the United States.
Origin of Rhodes scholarship
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
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  • Hence the Rhodes scholarship at Oxford created by his remarkable will.

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Rhodes scholarship

one of 72 scholarships founded by Cecil Rhodes, awarded annually on merit to Commonwealth and US students to study for two or sometimes three years at Oxford University
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Rhodes scholar, noun
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Rhodes scholarship [(rohdz)]

A scholarship for study at Oxford University. Cecil Rhodes, an English financier of the late nineteenth century, established the scholarships to train potential leaders. They are designed for students from Germany and from nations formerly part of the British Empire, including the United States. Rhodes scholars are chosen for ability, moral character, and success in sports.

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