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St Cuthbert's Society

Bursaries & Scholarships

St. Cuthbert's Society Annual Awards and Prizes.

  1. Principal's Prize of £100 is awarded to a student for sustained and exceptional contribution to the life of the college.
  2. Deputy Principal's Prize of £100 is awarded to a student who has made an exceptional contribution to arts and culture within the college.
  3. Postgraduate Prize of £100 is awarded to one postgraduate for outstanding academic achievement.
  4. Senior Common Room prize of £100 is awarded to a student who has made the most contribution to the voluntary and chairity sector.
  5. The Norton Prizes of £50 is awarded to 9 first year students, 3 from each Faculty, for outstanding academic performance.
  6. The Charles Holmes Prize of £250 is awarded to a final year student for the best academic performance.
  7. The Ranald Michie Prize of £150 is awarded to a first year student for outstanding contribution to student activities.

SCR Performing Arts Grant

The Senior Common Room recognises that financial constraints may make it hard for students to take up opportunities in dramatic, musical or other artistic performance, especially in cases where travel away from Durham is required. The SCR Committee has therefore established a Performing Arts Grant for students of St Cuthbert’s Society, funded from SCR members’ annual subscription fees.

The scope of the Performing Arts Grants will be interpreted as broadly as possible, and each application will be assessed on its own merits. A grant will usually be awarded up to a maximum value of £125 with up to £500 available in total each academic year. No student will be awarded more than one Performing Arts Grant in a given year. Applications may be made at any time during the academic year.

The PAG application form should be completed and returned at least one month before the start of the planned event or activity. Applications will only be considered where the candidate can provide documents (such as receipts or letters of support) to confirm his or her participation in the activity. A panel consisting of the Principal of the Society, the President of the SCR and one other member of the SCR Committee will assess the application within fourteen days of the application's submission. You will be notified as soon as the decision has been made. You will be expected to produce a short written report of your activity within one month of its completion. This information will be used to update the SCR Committee.

The form can be downloaded here.

Student Development Awards (Henry Tudor Fund).

The college has 2 types of awards for current students:

  • Group Award - £500
  • Individual Award - £250

The Awards are used to support and reward current students who are involved in community work, voluntary and other charitable activities.

Applications to the fund have now closed and will be re-advertsied later in the year.

Post Graduate Research Grants.

St Cuthbert’s Society recognises that postgraduate students increasingly need financial support for conferences, research trips and field work and a fund has been established to encourage and support such activities. We hope over time to increase the value of the fund with help from alumni. We invite applications for grants of up to £250. The Grant is designed to offer post graduate students financial support to facilitate their research through fieldwork, research trips or conference attendance. The activities to be supported should not be a compulsory part of the course and should not be fully funded from other sources.

College Choral Scholarships.

The college provides financial to support our arts and culture. We will be offering the following scholarships to current students:

  • Director of Musical (£250 pa)
  • Assistant Director of Music (£200 pa)
  • Soprano Scholar (£100 pa)
  • Alto Scholar (£100 pa)
  • Tenor Scholar (£100 pa)
  • Bass Scholar (£100 pa)

Further details are available from the college office and auditions are held during the second week of the Michaelmas Term.

Military Scholarships

In 1946, St Cuthbert’s Society was re-founded by a group of young men who had played a vital role in the World War II. To honour the memory of this group in October 2010, the college introduce two military scholarships. The scholarship provided a small bursary to help towards living costs. In 2011, the college received a generous donation from its alumni body which allowed us to provide financial support towards tuition fees. In 2015, it became a university-wide Scholarship which provides £5000 towards tuition fees. See University Military Scholarships for more details.