scholarship

noun
schol·​ar·​ship | \ ˈskä-lər-ˌship How to pronounce scholarship (audio) \

Definition of scholarship

1 : a grant-in-aid to a student (as by a college or foundation)
2 : the character, qualities, activity, or attainments of a scholar : learning
3 : a fund of knowledge and learning drawing on the scholarship of the ancients

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knowledge, learning, erudition, scholarship mean what is or can be known by an individual or by humankind. knowledge applies to facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation, or experience. rich in the knowledge of human nature learning applies to knowledge acquired especially through formal, often advanced, schooling. a book that demonstrates vast learning erudition strongly implies the acquiring of profound, recondite, or bookish learning. an erudition unusual even in a scholar scholarship implies the possession of learning characteristic of the advanced scholar in a specialized field of study or investigation. a work of first-rate literary scholarship

Examples of scholarship in a Sentence

She got a scholarship to Yale University. The organization is offering five $5,000 scholarships. The essay is a work of serious scholarship. The book is about his life and scholarship.
Recent Examples on the Web Codd, bound for Duke on a tennis scholarship, applies. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2022 Mitten noted that University of Texas alumni and supporters in December announced that up to 16 football offensive lineman on scholarship would each receive $50,000 starting in August to support charitable causes. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 Mitten noted that University of Texas alumni and supporters in December announced that up to 16 football offensive lineman on scholarship would each receive $50,000 starting in August to support charitable causes. Mark Gillispie, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 Not surprisingly, Grass has been placed on scholarship. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Along the defensive front, Auburn has not been shy about wanting to add another edge rusher, with just three on scholarship in Derick Hall, Eku Leota and Dylan Brooks. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 5 May 2022 The Beavers now have 10 players on scholarship, including four incoming high school seniors. oregonlive, 1 May 2022 That pitch also won over Uzo Aduba, a three-time Emmy winner who attended Boston University on a track scholarship and found opera there, a discovery that changed her life. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 The only other linebacker on scholarship who has appeared in multiple games is junior Quade Mosier. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of scholarship

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scholarship was circa 1536

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17 May 2022

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“Scholarship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scholarship. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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scholarship

noun
schol·​ar·​ship | \ ˈskä-lər-ˌship How to pronounce scholarship (audio) \

Kids Definition of scholarship

1 : money given a student to help pay for further education
2 : serious academic study or research of a subject

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