Actually, to be honest, I find the idea of a purely scholastic practitioner quite hard to fathom.
If there wasn't any benefit experienced in studying the Dhamma, they wouldn't do it? Would they?
People don't do things for no reason... if it's not 'working' for them in some way, not offering any payback, why would anyone bother?
I suspect even the most scholastic of dedicated practitioners is applying the Dhamma in their lives, whether on the cushion or not.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine