Rhodes scholarship

noun

Definition of Rhodes scholarship

: one of numerous scholarships founded under the will of Cecil J. Rhodes that are tenable at Oxford University for a term of two or three years and are distributed among candidates from the British Commonwealth, the U.S., and Germany

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History and Etymology for Rhodes scholarship

after Cecil J. Rhodes †1902 English statesman and financier in South Africa

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“Rhodes scholarship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodes%20scholarship. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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