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    a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    1. Is "St. John's Military Academy" a high school, not a college? If it's a high school, what do they teach in there? In Korea, military acadmies are university level ones.
    2. What does "a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy." mean? "a scholarship give to the academy for my brother"?

    26) I was 18 years old and attending the University of Wisconsin when my younger brother was awarded a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy. On a beautiful fall afternoon, he was scheduled to perform in his first concert. Orders had been issued from home that I would be attending the event. The thought of sitting through a high-school band concert was definitely not my idea of a good time. Though I was unwilling to follow the order, I visited the concert hall after all. Waiting for my brother to appear with my parents, I excused myself to go to the toilet. I returned a short while later to the snickers and grins of everyone in the room. Stuck to my shoe and trailing behind me was a forty-foot stream of toilet paper.

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    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    It's a high school in this context, teaching a full range of subjects.

    A music scholarship is financial assistance given by the academy to the brother to enable him to specialise in music there.

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    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    then, why isn't it - by
    a music scholarship by St. John's Military Academy?

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    #4

    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    "By" would also work.

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    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    It isn't "by" if the school didn't give out the scholarship.

    "To" makes more sense to me.

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    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    If the school didn't give out the scholarship, it is not a real scholarship. It is some outside entity paying the tuition.

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    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If the school didn't give out the scholarship, it is not a real scholarship. It is some outside entity paying the tuition.
    That's what a scholarship is. There are tons of outside entities that provide "scholarships." Like the Miss America pageant.

    Even if you get a scholarship directly from the university you attend, it is paid by the university's endowment. Which is, technically, another entity from the school. The school gets full payment of its tuition bill.

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    Re: a music scholarship to St. John's Military Academy.

    Different strokes for different folks.

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