Rhodes scholarship

noun

Definition of Rhodes scholarship

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of rhodes scholarship

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


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