Rhodes scholar


: a holder of one of numerous scholarships founded under the will of Cecil J. Rhodes that can be used at Oxford University for two or three years and are open to candidates from the Commonwealth of Nations and the U.S.

Examples of Rhodes scholar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cardinale, a former Rhodes scholar, who has steered RedBird’s $10 billion in assets under management with an eye for value honed over two decades at Goldman Sachs, is building a media portfolio for today’s attention economy. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 8 June 2024 The study shows that these alumni disproportionately account for a quarter of current U.S. senators, nearly half of all Rhodes scholars, and over two-thirds of Supreme Court justices since 1963. Paige Hagy, Fortune, 24 July 2023 Advertisement One of them was Derek Shearer, a native Californian whom Clinton met years later as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2023 Democrat Wes Moore is an Army veteran, Rhodes scholar, a former investment banker and former head of a nonprofit organization, and, as of three months ago, the governor of Maryland. ABC News, 16 Apr. 2023 Maddow, a former Rhodes scholar, was one of the hosts who helped MSNBC become a beloved hub for liberals, particularly during the presidency of Donald Trump. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2021 Harvard undergrad, Rhodes scholar, McKinsey analyst, Afghanistan veteran, Indiana mayor. Dan Alexander, Forbes, 14 June 2021 But, Greitens, a Duke University graduate, Rhodes scholar, and Navy SEAL, brings serious political baggage to the race. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, 28 Mar. 2021 Buttigieg, a Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar, now points to his experience as a mayor and on the campaign trail as valuable to his ground-level approach to improving transportation. Hope Yen, Chron, 2 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Rhodes scholar was in 1902

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“Rhodes scholar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodes%20scholar. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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