One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of several scholarships awarded annually for study at Oxford University by students from certain Commonwealth countries, South Africa, the US, and Germany.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Named after Cecil Rhodes (see Rhodes, Cecil), who founded the scholarships in 1902.
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