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Durham University

Hatfield College

College Bursaries & Scholarships

Hatfield College seeks to achieve high academic standards and each year a number of scholarships are awarded on the basis of University examination results. Other prizes and awards are made for contributions to collegiate life in fields such as music, drama and sport.

SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES AND BURSARIES BY RECOMMENDATION:

  • Barrie Wetton Prize: To the value of £100,will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the student(s) who has made a significant "behind-the-scenes" contribution to College life throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Baxter Award: To the value of £100, will be awarded annually to Hatfield students who have achieved a good performance in their first, second or third year examinations (for those on a four year course). Two Baxter Prizes per Faculty per level are awarded to those students with the highest marks from the previous year.
  • Brileen Award To the value of £300, is available to be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers and the Director of the Hatfield Trust to a first year female student who is studying Honours Music. The aim of the award is to enable the student to extend those music activities which will support academic work in the Music Honours programme.
  • College Scholarship: There is no monetary award; awardees are invited by College Officers to an annual Scholars' dinner in recognition of their academic achievement.
  • Cynthia Connolly Prize: To the value of £100, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the student(s) who has made the most sustained commitment to College sport throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Donald Redfearn Scholarship: To the value of £50 or another amount at the discretion of the Master of Hatfield College, will be awarded on the recommendation of the Master of Hatfield College to any former pupil of Ecclesbourne School who is pursuing a course of study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • Gilbert Larwood Prize: To the value of £100, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the student(s) who has made a significant contribution to the arts in College throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Michael Crossley Shield: To the value of £100, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the student who has made an outstanding contribution to College life throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Mott Fieldwork Prize: To the value of £300, will be awarded annually by College Officers on the recommendation of Boards of Examiners in Earth Sciences and Geography to Hatfield students with potential for outstanding fieldwork in earth science or geography.
  • Rik Coldwell Prize: To the value of £100, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the finalist for having made a significant contribution to Outreach throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Senior Man's Award: To the value of £500, has been donated by Richard Burge, current Chairman of College Council, in recognition of the hard work and guidance given by the Senior Man during their term of office.
  • Spencer-Regan Award: To the value of £100, will be awarded on the recommendation of College Officers to the finalist for having made a significant contribution to champion equality, diversity, and inclusivity with the College community throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Hatfield Trust Award: To the value of £100, will be awarded on the recommendation of College Officers and the Director of the Hatfield Trust to the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the Hatfield College Trust throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Hatfield Trust Trophy: Will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the student(s) who has made an outstanding contribution to College rowing throughout his/her time in Hatfield.
  • Whitworth Trophy: Will be awarded annually on the recommendation of College Officers to the student(s) who has made an outstanding contribution to College rugby throughout his/her time at Hatfield.
  • Wing Commander Trevor Oakey Scholarship: To the value of £500, will be awarded annually to a first-year undergraduate at Hatfield College studying a science subject. The award will be at the discretion of the Master of Hatfield College based on the applicant's academic promise.

SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES AND BURSARIES BY APPLICATION:

  • Barry Northrop Prize: Two annual awards, to the value of £500, to be awarded on the recommendation of College Officers to any member of Hatfield College MCR (usually a doctoral student) conducting research in any discipline in which there is a significant Asian or African component or connection. The Master or Senior Tutor, jointly with a Representative of the Hatfield Trust, may offer any awardee further awards of up to £500 per annum, but not exceeding 3 awards per student in total, where additional awards are justified by performance and need in order to successfully pursue a two or three year Master's or Doctoral Programme. Applications are invited from members of the Hatfield MCR by the end of the Easter Term.
  • Floreat Scholarships: Seven annual awards, to the value of £1000 to encourage Hatfield undergraduates continue their study at postgraduate level at Hatfield College. Applications are invited from current Hatfield undergraduates during the Easter Term. Scholarships will be awarded by a committee drawn from the Master, Senior Tutor, Assistant Senior Tutor and a Representative of the Hatfield Trust.
  • Gant Fund: To "support students of Geography at the College who are particularly worthy of support in the College's view, whether that be from a financial or academic point of view". An award up to £5000 each year, either to one student in its entirety or to be divided between multiple students at the College's discretion. Applications will be considered a small committee chaired by the Master.
  • Hatfield Choral Scholarships: Eight Choral scholarships, to the value of £100 each and funded by the Hatfield Trust, Hatfield SCR and Professor JP Barber (former Master of Hatfield College), will be awarded annually after interviews/by the College Chaplain and the Director of Music of the Hatfield Chapel Choir.
  • Hatfield Organ Scholarship (Director of Music): To the value of £250, awarded annually after interviews/auditions by the College Chaplain.
  • Hatfield Organ Scholarship (Organ Scholar): To the value of £200, awarded annually after interviews/auditions by the College Chaplain.
  • Justin Browning Hardship Fund: To help students of Hatfield College who are in need of financial assistance to undertake or continue with their studies, either in the UK or abroad (including under exchange programmes). Applications to the fund are at the discretion of College Officers.
  • Kingsnorth Key Scholarship:A Hatfield scholarship for Economics, Finance or Management Masters students from South Korea. The successful applicant will become a member of Hatfield College and is encouraged to live within College postgraduate accommodation during their time in Durham. The scholarship is funded by Durham University Business School and Hatfield alumnus, Stuart Baden Powell. The deadline for applications is 31 May. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please visit the Durham University Business School website.
  • Howard Phelps Award: A travel bursary to the value of £400, will be awarded annually to a student embarking on an adventurous journey which encompasses humanitarian, educational, charitable and personally challenging activities. Applications should be made through the Hatfield Trust Funding Application Form, and meet the criteria for Trust awards.
  • Quayle Postgraduate Bursary: Two bursaries, to the value of £150, are available to be awarded annually on the joint recommendation of the Heads of Departments in Mathematical Sciences and in Physics to one or more research students in either department to enable them to spend a period of time in another university or research institution to further essential aspects of their projects which may include attendance at conferences, workshops or summer schools. Other things being equal, preference will be given to members of Hatfield College. Applications should be made by 1st May in any year. Up to two awards may be made in any one year.

For further information on any of these prizes please contact the Senior Tutor or the Hatfield Trust.


Hatfield Trust Funding For Open Applications

As well as specific schemes and awards, the Hatfield Trust makes funds available to Hatfield students to support individual, group or College-wide activities of outstanding quality that fall within its four strategic aims:

  • Nurturing student development – funds are available for high quality, aspirational student development activities, including sports, arts, volunteering and career development
  • Developing College facilities and grounds – funds for equipment and facilities, and for the improvement of our environment
  • Supporting an inclusive community – funds to support the inclusion of minority or underrepresented groups, and of students of limited financial means, to enable participation in College and university activities outside of academic programmes
  • Hardship funds – funds available to support students in unexpected financial hardship

To apply for Hardship funds, please first contact the Assistant Senior Tutor, Ellen Crabtree who will advise on both University and Trust hardship funds.

For other areas, Hatfield students are requested to complete a Hatfield Trust Funding Application Form. If you have any questions regarding the Hatfield Trust Funding Application Form please contact the Trust Office.