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[skol-er-ship] /ˈskɒl ərˌʃɪp/
learning; knowledge acquired by study; the academic attainments of a scholar.
a sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc., to pursue his or her studies.
the position or status of such a student.
a foundation to provide financial assistance to students.
1525-35; scholar + -ship
1. See learning. Unabridged
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  • These works were at the same time masterpieces of historical scholarship and essays on human pity.
  • scholarship in finance continues to make exciting progress on all of these important questions.
  • He left home to take advantage of a scholarship to a teacher's college but was expelled before he could complete his degree.
  • Judging a scientific idea from the eighteenth century based on what is known today is poor scholarship.
British Dictionary definitions for scholarship


academic achievement; erudition; learning
  1. financial aid provided for a scholar because of academic merit
  2. the position of a student who gains this financial aid
  3. (as modifier): a scholarship student
the qualities of a scholar
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Word Origin and History for scholarship

1530s, "status of a scholar," from scholar + -ship. Meaning "learning, erudition" is from 1580s; sense of "source of funds for support or maintenance of a scholar" is from 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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