You are not a student of history, you are making up your own history. For instance, the "hunter-gather" meme is baloney. People have always lived in villages and planted gardens.
If you want to study something, the first step is to look up what the words mean so you know what you are talking about without making up anything. "Scholar" is simply one who attends a school, or studies a lot. In ancient Greece they had schools to teach slaves to perform useful skills.
The modern notion of a scholar is connected with the academic system. That originated in Akademos, a sacred grove near Athens, dedicated to the goddess of wisdom. Yes, we are talking about a pagan religion. Members claimed ownership of all knowledge, by which they meant stuff they made up by their own human reasoning. Practical knowledge was for servants and tradesmen. The most famous member was Aristotle, whose name is still a synonym for "arrogant jerk". For two thousand years nobody studied science; they studied Aristotle.
"Scholarship" has two meanings. One is the continuing act of studying. The other is money given to support a scholar. When my daughter finished high school she was accepted into a summer program in a foreign country, which basically meant an extended vist with a family living there. She had to pay her own air fare to get there. I gave her the money. The high school principle announced this at the graduation ceremony, but he did not say "Her father paid for the trip," he said "She has her scholarship now." That sounds much classier in academic cirles.
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