Do you use the word "scholarship" for free tuition?
Student or Learner
There's a large porsion of publicly funded students in Ukraine. They don't pay for their education. Can I say that a student got into college on budgetary allocation to mean they're not going to be paying tuition?
Yeah. I just wanted to sound formal. Does the word "allocation" work at all in the context? If I was going to use "scholarship", do I say "He got into college on a government funded scholarship"?
Last edited by ostap77; 29-Apr-2014 at 23:20.
I'm going to follow up with another scholarship related question. Yesterday, we were talking about education in class. I used the phrase "to get a free ride" as in "He got a free ride from the government." meaning the same thing I asked you about. I was told by my teacher it always convays a bad connotation and I need to be careful when using it. I've looked it up in a couple of dictionaries, none of which say "disapprovingly". What would you say?
So If I used it in reference to another person, would they be mad at me? If I were talking informally to my friends, could I still use it?
Did I get it right I would need to avoid the phrase in formal context?