Bursaries & Scholarships
Student Financial Support
Durham University and St Mary's College recognize that the cost of being a student in higher education is considerable. Student financial support is a priority both at College and University levels.
Forms and further information about University Bursaries are available from the University's Student Financial Support Website; please see related links.
Prospective students who believe they might be eligible for financial help are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Student Financial Support Office can provide practical help for students with specific needs, and a Student Financial Support Officer can give guidance on financial management.
St Mary's College Awards:
Each year St Mary's College offers a small number of travel bursaries. Details of which are below. Applications should be submitted - in accordance with the published guidelines - to the Principal at the start of the Epiphany Term (mid-January) and the Easter Term (late April).
Mary Holdsworth Travelling Scholarship
This scholarship, to the value of £75, may be awarded by the College Council of St Mary's College each year to one or more undergraduates of the College towards the cost of travel beyond the requirements of their course. Applications will be particularly welcomed from those visiting Africa or the Soviet Union and concerned to further relations between nations.
Margaret Fergusson Scholarship
This scholarship, to the value of £400, may be awarded by the College Council of St Mary's College each year to one or more undergraduates or postgraduates of the College towards the cost of study or travel in Mediterranean countries. Preference would be given in the first instance to students in the Department of Classics, Archaeology, Theology or Modern Languages.
Cicely Alice Campbell Awards
For British undergraduates of St Mary's College in need of financial assistance, to be made on the recommendation of the College Council of St Mary's College. Undergraduates are invited to apply for these awards that might also be made at the suggestion of Departments.
St Mary's College Society Bursary
This bursary, to the total value of £200, may be awarded at the discretion of the Principal of St Mary's College each year to one or more undergraduates or postgraduates towards finance or travel.
Marjorie Williamson Postgraduate Bursary
This bursary, to the total value of £500 per year as a contribution to accommodation costs of living in St Mary's College and should be awarded at the Principal's discretion to: either a Postgraduate research student on a degree course (preferably, but not exclusively, in science) of one or more years; or to a Postgraduate student on a short attachment as part of study towards a Postgraduate degree from another University in the UK or overseas (preferably, but not exclusively, in science). Applications should be made to the Principal of St Mary's College by 1 September 2011.
The '56 Book Grants
A small number of book grants of £150 are awarded each year to St Mary's undergraduate students by the administrators of the scheme. The '56 Book Grant scheme was set up in 1996 by a group of former St Mary's students who started their degree courses in 1956 - hence the name - and who for the last ten years have funded the book grants through personal donation. Their commitment to administer and fund the scheme comes to an end in 2005/6. From 2006/7 the scheme will be administered by three recent St Mary's graduates and will be funded from donations to the St Mary's College Development Fund.
Details about the application process are available from the Admissions Secretary email stmarys.admissions:durham.ac.uk Prizes
St Mary's College has a small number of academic subject Prizes which are funded via separate endowments. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners in the appropriate academic department at the end of each academic year.