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A scholar is either a student or someone who has achieved a "mastery" of some academic discipline, perhaps receiving financial support through a scholarship. Students attending a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, meaning to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). ... A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual (a scholar) for the purposes of furthering their education. ...

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An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect to study, reflect, speculate on, or ask and answer questions with regard to a variety of different ideas. ... A professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) (or prof for short) is a senior teacher, lecturer and/or researcher usually employed by a college or university. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... In the slang of the United States, egghead was an anti-intellectual epithet, directed at people considered too out-of-touch with ordinary people and too lacking in realism, common sense, virility, etc. ... The human eye The pupil is the central transparent area (showing as black). ...


Ulema (Arabic: علماء) is the community of legal scholars of Islam and the Sharia. ...

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Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh: The SCHOLAR programme (355 words)
Drawing on its special expertise in interactive and distance learning, SCHOLAR materials have been specially written by subject specialists from schools, colleges and the university.
Providing students with up- to -date knowledge and skills that prepare them for successful and rewarding careers is at the core of our mission, and is the reason our graduates are in such demand.
SCHOLAR Registration 2007-2008 - Copy of letter mailed to schools about registration details for the new session.
J-1 Foreign Scholar Information (1671 words)
To obtain a B-1 visa, a prospective scholar ought to have an invitation letter from the department with which the scholar will be affiliated, detailing the dates and activities of the contemplated visit, and stating what if anything is to be provided in the way of reimbursements and honoraria.
Scholars in J-1 status are not permitted to work outside the department with which they are affiliated, or even in areas within that department not directly related to the purpose for which they came to the University.
If a J-1 scholar's initial permission to remain in the United States is valid for less than five years (as it will be if the scholar application materials indicate a shorter period than five years), then an "extension of stay" for any period up to the three-year limit can be granted.
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