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What's the difference between a scholarship and an exhibition in the English schoolsystem?

Asked by andrew (16358points) October 25th, 2007 from iPhone

This question came up during History Boys rehearsal, when talking about acceptance onto Oxbridge in the 80’s.

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A scholarship is an amount of money awarded to a student. It’s usually funded and sometimes ongoing and awarded to students who meet certain criteria.

An exhibition is similar but smaller.

Here’s a sample from Balliol College, Oxford -

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