Bursaries & Scholarships
St Mary's College Awards:
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 £75, 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 £500 (2 x £250 max), 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
This scholarship, to the value of £400, 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 Department of Classics, Archaeology, Theology or Modern Languages.
Valerie Clark Travel Bursary
To the total value of £500 (2 x £250 max) 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.
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. (10 x 200 max)
St Mary's College Society 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.
Student Financial Support
Durham University and St Mary's College recognize that the cost of being a student in higher education is considerable. Student financial support is a priority both at College and University levels.
Forms and further information about University Bursaries are available from the University's Student Financial Support Website; please see related links.
Prospective students who believe they might be eligible for financial help are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Student Financial Support Office can provide practical help for students with specific needs, and a Student Financial Support Officer can give guidance on financial management.