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.
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Additionally, in 2018, Bey launched the Homecoming Scholars Award, a scholarship program that aimed to support the education of students attending HBCUs. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Fans Think Netflix Is Releasing a Beyoncé Special," 7 Apr. 2019 The program includes three separate tiers: the Gucci Changemakers Fund, a scholarship program, and a company-wide volunteering initiative. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gucci Announces Changemakers Program to Improve Diversity and Inclusion," 18 Mar. 2019 The fundraising helps cultivate the next generation of creative leaders by enhancing programs, developing new initiatives, and providing scholarship funds to the college’s most promising students. Natalie Nudell, Vogue, "Beneath the American Museum of Natural History’s Big Blue Whale, Fashion’s Finest Attended the Sustainability-Themed FIT Gala," 5 Apr. 2019 The Italian fashion brand announced a new global program and scholarship fund, called Gucci Changemakers, that will promote diversity and inclusion throughout the company with a multi-step action plan. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gucci Announces Changemakers Program to Improve Diversity and Inclusion," 18 Mar. 2019 Mayo Clinic will donate $5,000 each to the general scholarship funds at Kent State, Dartmouth and Carson-Newman in the names of the winners. Ralph D. Russo, The Seattle Times, "Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors," 18 Dec. 2018 The Florida Supreme Court struck down a voucher program in 2006, but the state developed a workaround: Businesses get a tax credit for donating to a scholarship fund, which today is helping 100,000 low-income students attend private schools. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "Trumpism’s Big Florida Test," 2 Nov. 2018 Bellinger made some significant contributions to Tech as well, helping to establish its graduate Management of Technology program and creating an engineering scholarship fund. Nancy Badertscher, ajc, "Hagood Bellinger, 77: Business leader, admired mentor loved Tech, golf," 12 July 2018 The fundraising has helped start the scholarship fund, which will be awarded each year. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Family of slain Stoneman Douglas athletic director starts scholarship in his memory," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of scholarship

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scholarship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scholarship

: an amount of money that is given by a school, an organization, etc., to a student to help pay for the student's education
: serious formal study or research of a subject

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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