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Durham University

St John's College

St John's Postgraduate Scholarship

Currently, one scholarship of £1000 in the form of a contribution towards tuition fees is awarded annually to a prospective/new St John’s postgraduate student. The scholarships are intended to provide some additional financial support for applicants who have partial, but not full funding from other sources. Applications for the 2020/21 academic year have now closed.


  • Must have selected and accepted membership of St John’s College for the upcoming academic year.
  • Scholarships are open to all applicants of John's Hall and Cranmer Hall, regardless nationality or fee status.

Assessment criteria

  • Potential contribution to College life and in particular, postgraduate academic initiatives.
  • Academic reference and merit.

How to apply

  • Complete the online form below by 14 November 2020.

Terms and conditions

  • Payments are made to the University to offset the award holder’s tuition fees in the second term of the academic year.
  • The awardee must submit a post (ca 500 words) about their College life activities, with photos, which may be published in the College blog, St John’s Chronicle. An award holder who does not wish their photo/name to be used on the website should inform the College at the point of the award being made.
Personal details

This has 9 numbers and starts 000, e.g. 000012345.

Your studies

Please explain both how you are financing, or intend to finance, your tuition fees and living expenses. If you have been awarded funding, please provide details.

Your College life contribution
This is your space to show why we should pick you as this year's Postgraduate Scholar of St John's, and what you will bring to the College experience and your fellow students.

Please tell us about a specific College initiative or project you would lead on during the upcoming academic year. Explain why you would be suited to do it, how you would organise it practically, and what value it would add to the College or what specific need it meets. It can be a one-off event, a regular occurrence or something completely different. It does not need to be targeted at postgraduates only, we welcome initiatives which bring postgraduates and undergraduates together.

Please provide the name and contact details of your referee. Provide them with a link to this web page so they can see the application guidance, and ask them to email a brief reference to by the application deadline.

E.g. Dr Jennie Johnson

E.g. Senior Lecturer at School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University

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Terms and conditions
Please see the information about terms and conditions in the guidance text above.

Meet Noreen Mansuri, St John’s Postgraduate Scholar 2018-19

Noreen was student at Durham University pursuing her MA in Theology and Religion. She is originally from Fresno, California, a larger city on the outskirts of Yosemite, in the Central Valley. Noreen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) with a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and minor in religious studies. Her ultimate goal is to become a clinical academic working in the sub-specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology but, after her experiences volunteering in the clinical setting for three years, she developed a passion for studying more holistic approaches to the practice of medicine. Her interest in studying spirituality, theology, and health in tandem brought her to Durham University and upon graduation plans to enroll in medical school.

As a member of St. John’s College, Noreen was the MCR Secretary and member of the women’s rugby team. She was also a part of the university’s improv comedy club, ShellShock!, and the Latin Social Dance Society. When she was not in seminars, reading, or improvising, she enjoyed walking around Durham seeking out interesting facts and stories surrounding the city’s history, a “Durquest” if you will.

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