From scholar +‎ -ship.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈskɒləʃɪp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskɑːləɹʃɪp/
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scholarship (countable and uncountable, plural scholarships)

  1. A grant-in-aid to a student.
  2. The character or qualities of a scholar.
  3. The activity, methods or attainments of a scholar.
  4. (uncountable) The sum of knowledge accrued by scholars; the realm of refined learning.
  5. (Australia, dated) The first year of high school, often accompanied by exams that needed to be passed before advancement to the higher grades.


  • (money to assist a student to study): allowance, grant, stipend, subsidy, bursary
  • (character of a scholar):
  • (activity of a scholar):
  • (knowledge accrued by the activity of scholars):

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scholarship (third-person singular simple present scholarships, present participle scholarshiping or scholarshipping, simple past and past participle scholarshiped or scholarshipped)

  1. (intransitive) To attend on a scholarship.
    • 2012, Joseph Miller, The Wicked Wine of Democracy[1], →ISBN, page 205:
      Up from the tenements of the Lower East Side, he had scholarshiped at Cornell and Harvard Law.
  2. To grant a scholarship.
    • 2006, Lloyd Reeb, Unlimited Partnership[2], →ISBN, page 138:
      In the first year, twenty children were scholarshiped to attend the Kids Across America Kamp in Branson, Missouri.
    • 2012, Bernard W. Taylor, Introduction to Management Science:[3], page 632:
      Judith Lewis is a doctoral student at State University, and she also works full-time as an academic tutor for 10 scholarshiped student athletes.