Definition of scholarship in English:



  • 1mass noun Academic study or achievement; learning at a high level.

    ‘the intellectual dishonesty has nothing to do with lack of scholarship’
    • ‘In this sense, the scholarship of teaching and learning belongs to this century.’
    • ‘The view of many of my academic colleagues seems to be that good scholarship and activism don't mix.’
    • ‘Recent historical scholarship on the period reveals that the outbreak of war represented a watershed in Nazi ideological policies.’
    • ‘He is appalled at the level of scholarship in the theatre in this country.’
    • ‘His study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the Stalin period.’
    • ‘This obituary, I suspect, may turn out to be an epitaph on a culture of knowledge and scholarship.’
    • ‘This book is a major achievement in historical scholarship, entirely worthy of its Pulitzer Prize.’
    • ‘Her epilogue instead reflects the critical influence of recent feminist scholarship.’
    • ‘Cody would discuss modern biblical scholarship but believed the Bible to be true.’
    • ‘Although it is a form of literary study, it is not a form of literary scholarship.’
    • ‘He proved to be the correct scholar to direct her to the next level in her scholarship.’
    • ‘Professional academic scholarship is invariably withdrawn, apolitical and private.’
    • ‘By the time they reach adulthood, many achieve high levels of Islamic scholarship.’
    • ‘I am a strong supporter of scholars studying scholarship in their fields.’
    • ‘The administration should demonstrate that effectiveness and scholarship of teaching are highly valued and rewarded.’
    • ‘However, much has transpired in the recent years regarding the scholarship of teaching and learning.’
    • ‘He is meticulous in locating his own work in relation to existing feminist scholarship in the field.’
    • ‘The salutary lesson is that popular scholarship is very difficult.’
    • ‘He worked to restore classical Latin as the language of scholarship and literature.’
    • ‘Critical biblical scholarship can and should help protect people of faith from perilous exploiters of the biblical message.’
    learning, book learning, knowledge, erudition, education, letters, culture, academic study, academic achievement, intellectual attainment
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  • 2A grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.

    ‘Tim held a Humboldt scholarship’
    ‘he went on a state-sponsored scholarship to study engineering’
    • ‘However, fund officials plan to award the first scholarships this winter.’
    • ‘Encourage your child to start applying for scholarships for the 2003 academic year.’
    • ‘There will be significant encouragement of high achievers through bursaries and scholarships.’
    • ‘He takes a vested interest in every recipient of his foundation's grants and scholarships.’
    • ‘In order to visit all the students who had been awarded these travel scholarships, he had to travel to Yorkshire and other places which were new to him.’
    • ‘It will admit artisan-students of all ages, charge fees, and find needy students scholarships or loans.’
    • ‘They don't have time to boost savings, and most 2002 scholarships have been awarded.’
    • ‘It also gives scholarships to high school students who have supported gay and lesbian causes.’
    • ‘There are up to 150 scholarships awarded annually worldwide, although their location is secret.’
    • ‘The winners receive cash awards and scholarships to continue their education at college or art school.’
    • ‘Proceeds are intended to give scholarships to deserving students who would like to pursue higher education.’
    • ‘The money will be used to support scholarships and education grants through the Foundation.’
    • ‘The university does not offer scholarships specifically for international students.’
    • ‘Her work raised funds for new hospital equipment and provided numerous scholarships for students.’
    • ‘New Jersey's plan offers scholarships to students who attend a state college or university.’
    • ‘He was awarded scholarships in anatomy and pathology.’
    • ‘Many students decide to take out loans before fully exploring available grants and scholarships.’
    • ‘New staff have been hired and more money is available for student loans, scholarships and bursaries.’
    • ‘We realize that our members will need financial support for future grants and scholarships.’
    • ‘Those who do well can receive additional awards and scholarships.’
    grant, award, endowment, payment
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