I will be frank: I am required to write an essay entitled "Is scholar an elitist?" for the Nanyang University scholarship. However, I am confused about the question given. I have done some research on elitism on web but still I don't understand the exact definition of it. I presume, that scholar is defined as a person who receives a scholarship in this context. In my opinion, this question sounds ambiguous and silly. Isn't it obvious that different individual will have different ideology? Are we supposed to argue that whether scholars are more inclined to elitism, or otherwise?