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College of St Hild and St Bede

Trusts & Scholarships

Through the generosity of Alumni, in particular, the College is extremely fortunate in having extensive funds to distribute to its students annually in order to support them in academic and social activities that contribute to the overall "Student Experience".

Student who are interested in any of these funds should contact The Principal or Mrs Julie Blake for further information.

  • The Caedmon/Ceolfrid Trust: Provides financial support to members of the College in various ways. Amongst other things, the Trust supports students in hardship, extra-curricular activities, postgraduate research, provides discrete funds for capital projects on the College site, funds the marquee at College Day and provides up to eight annual College Choral Scholarships.


  • The St. Hild & St. Bede Trust: A diocesan Trust, independent of College that provides for the College Chaplain, annual Theology Scholarships and two/three Organ Scholarships. A Director and Assistant Director of Music will also be appointed.


  • The Ann Boynton Memorial Fund: This premier fund was established by the family of a former student to provide for an annual prize(s) of up to £300 each for the student(s) who has maintained good academic progress whilst contributing widely to College activities, particularly to the caring and welfare of others. 


  • The John (Jack) Simpson Greenwell Memorial Fund: Established from the estate of a former student at Bede College to provide students with bursaries to support their academic work; specifically projects, dissertations, fieldwork and necessary overseas visits.


  • Discretionary Fund: Composed of regular and specific donations by College Alumni to the University Development Funds, to be used for the benefit of the College and its students.


  • College Bursary Fund: Donations made directly to College and used to support students in meeting academic commitments.


  • The Ashley Cook Memorial Prize: This book prize is awarded annually to the best level 2 student studying Economics.


  • St Hild’s Women’s Scholarship: This Scholarship was initiated by former St. Hild’s women to support talented young people, who could otherwise not afford to study in Durham. Candidates must enter via the Supported Progression Scheme and will receive a cash bursary of £1,500. 


  • Odinian Trophy: This award is given to a Hild/Bede student who combines excellence in academia with sporting prowess. The recipient will keep the Trophy for one year.