St Nicholas Scholarship
The St. Nicholas' Educational Trust began life in 1847 as the Ragged Boys School, Newcastle, whose aims were "to enable poor children, living within the parish of St. Nicholas, to obtain a good education in order that they may earn an honest living".
In 1925 it moved to Axwell Park for open spaces and playing fields, and in 1957 became an Approved School. Axwell Park closed in 1983 and the Trust stopped providing education on site in 1995, but has been offering grants to young people to benefit their education ever since.
Durham University is delighted to announce that the Trust has very generously provided funds to support students from Newcastle wishing to study at Durham University.
Level of Study
Mode of study
Year of Entry
Applicants for programmes commencing in 2020/21
All undergraduate programmes
£2,500 stipend per year for the duration of your programme at Durham University
Number of awards available
Prospective applicants must:
Submit by 31st March 2020:
Applications accepted from
13th January 2020
31st March 2020
When candidates will hear the outcome of their application by
30th April 2020
For further information or advice:
Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395
I have been lucky enough to receive the St Nicholas Scholarship for the past three years, during my Undergraduate degree. Without it, I wouldn't have been able to afford the incredible experiences I have had here at Durham.Charlotte Spedding, BSc Psychology