Subsidy vs Scholarship - What's the difference?

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Subsidy is a synonym of scholarship.

As nouns the difference between subsidy and scholarship

is that subsidy is financial support or assistance, such as a grant while scholarship is a grant-in-aid to a student.



  • Financial support or assistance, such as a grant.
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  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}
  • (dated) Money granted by parliament to the British Crown.
  • Antonyms

    * tax




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

    * (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)