Definition of Rhodes Scholarship in English:

Rhodes Scholarship

noun

  • Any of several scholarships awarded annually and tenable at Oxford University by students from certain Commonwealth countries, the United States, and Germany.

    • ‘Hood, who attended Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, is a New Zealander and the first Vice-Chancellor in the university's 900-year history to come from outside its academic ranks.’
    • ‘In 1934 Guinand won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford in England.’
    • ‘Born and raised in a culturally Jewish but non-observant home, he studied anthropology at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.’
    • ‘He majored in Creative Literature and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied William Blake, while never abandoning his lifelong admiration for the down-home poet of country music, Hank Williams.’
    • ‘This opportunity for students who have been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship has been established in recognition of the need for cutting-edge scientific inquiry and the development of the world's future leaders in biomedical science.’

Origin

Named after Cecil Rhodes (see Rhodes, Cecil), who founded the scholarships in 1902.

Pronunciation

Rhodes Scholarship

/rəʊdz/