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    Default won her first writing fellowship

    "Fellowship" has lots of meanings and the translation goes "support fund", and I found the most similar one, "scholarship given to graduate students". So what do you think?

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    ex)In the summer of 1966, Alice Walker, who would later win a Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple, spent her days battling racism in Mississippi. She had recently won her first writing fellowship and could have been chosen to follow her dream of moving to Senegal, Africa, but instead she put herself in the heat of the civil rights movement...

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    a. The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
    b. The status of having been awarded such a grant.

    fellowship - definition of fellowship by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: won her first writing fellowship

    Do you mean a or b for the answer?

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    Default Re: won her first writing fellowship

    In the same way you win a Nobel Prize, and don't "win" the title of Nobel Laureate, I'd go with a.
    Last edited by BobSmith; 29-Mar-2012 at 12:44. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: won her first writing fellowship

    Was she at college when she was to win the prize? I mean, is fellowship only for college students or even ordinary people?
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    Default Re: won her first writing fellowship

    It is most often used in an academic context: a fellow is often part of an elite group of learned people who are awarded fellowship to work together as peers in the pursuit of knowledge or practice. The fellows may include visiting professors, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers.

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