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.
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How to use Rhodes scholarship in a sentence
In the fall, I received a Rhodes scholarship—I approached arrogance.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson | Cory Booker | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hence the Rhodes scholarship at Oxford created by his remarkable will.An African Adventure | Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for 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
- Rhodes scholar, noun
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Cultural definitions for Rhodes scholarship
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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