Bursaries & Scholarships
The College is in receipt of kind donations by members of its alumni community that enables it to make a number of awards each year. The majority of the scholarships and bursaries available support travel for personal development or academic purposes. Invitations to apply for these bursaries and scholarships are made at set times during the course of the academic year.
Mary Holdsworth Travelling Scholarship
This scholarship, to the value of £350, 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 cultural relations between nations.
Irene Calvert Travel Bursaries
To the total value of £1,000, may be awarded each year by the St Mary’s College Council to any student members of the College towards the cost of travel which may or may not be related to their course of study.
Margaret Fergusson Scholarship
Two awards up to the value of £350 each 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 Departments of Classics, Archaeology, Theology or Modern Languages.
Valerie Clark Travel Bursary
To the total value of £500 per year, may be awarded by the College Council of St Mary’s College to one or more undergraduates or postgraduates of the College to assist with the cost of travel for both academic related travel and personal development related travel.
Jane Roscoe Cultural Bursary
This Bursary, to the value of £100, may be awarded by the College Council of St Mary's College each year to one undergraduate of the College in their second year to spend in their third year. The purpose of the bursary is to enhance the study of a particular cultural aspect of a modern foreign language, history, art history (modules), English Literature, or any other relevant subject. The award can be used to visit museums and galleries to view relevant exhibitions, visit theatres and cinemas to watch relevant plays and films, or to attend a relevant supplementary course.
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 Travel Bursary
This bursary, to the total value of £1,000 (2 x £500 max), 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.
The St Mary's College Society Book Fund
St Mary's College Society (SMCS) is the College's alumni association and further details of their book fund can be on their website.
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.
University Scholarships and Bursaries
In addition to the above College Bursaries, there are a number of University postgraduate scholarships and bursaries that students can apply for prior to commencing their studies. For further information about these sources of funding, including Postgraduate Loans, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/