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Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

St Aidan's College has a comprehensive selection of bursaries and scholarships to provide financial support to our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Particular emphasis is placed on students who are from low-income households, first generation scholars, care leavers, LGBTQ+, or from a diverse heritage background. During academic year 2023-2024 a series of extraordinary scholarships will be granted to our Students throughout our College Community. Please access the application forms through each award link below. 

Graduate Scholarship SA Bur18

This scholarship will support any Postgraduate student with unexpected costs and expenses whilst undertaking their studies. Please note there is limited funding for this scholarship and we try to spread the expenditure of funds throughout the year. 

Important Information:

Evidence of having applied to Durham University's hardship fund. Explanation in no more than 300 words (paste this wording into all awards/scholarships/bursaries) of how you would share the benefits of your Postgraduate studies with the wider St Aidan’s Community.

Name, start date, end date of PG studies, further sources of income (job, family savings), live in/ live out, dependents

Application Deadline – Ongoing throughout the year. Please apply as and when the demand arises.

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Research Fellowshiplogo

Resident artists and fellows working within academic departments.

Important Information

Explanation in no more than 300 words

Application Deadline – Ongoing throughout the year. Please apply as and when the demand arises.

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Ethleen Scott Award logo

Funds granted for music and or language studies, *but not for core requirements of their degrees* (eg year abroad in languages)  

Important Information:

Evidence of how this fund will support the student's development and learning of music and languages. Evidence of the total amount needed to pursue the development opportunity.  

Explanation in no more than 300 words of how you will share the benefits of this development opportunity with the St Aidan’s Community. (Skills and experience sharing)  

Name, start date, end date of research studies. 

Application Deadline – Ongoing throughout the year. Please apply as and when the demand arises.

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Beatrice Hollingworth Fund SA Bur15

Funding granted for female identified Postgraduate student/s who graduated in College with Honours in a science subject and who intend to embark the following year on a full-time course leading to a higher degree within the University.  The fund was endowed by the family in memory of Beatrice and to help redress the continuing underrepresentation of women in science.

Important Information:

Evidence of hons degree in a science subject from Durham University; (option to upload a letter with results) also evidence of acceptance on to a PG full-time course at Durham University. Evidence of financial support needed; evidence of what students would spend the funding on.  

Explanation in no more than 300 words of how you would share the benefits of this development opportunity with the St Aidan’s Community. (Skills and experience sharing)   

Name, start date, end date of research studies. 

Application Deadline – Ongoing throughout the year. Please apply as and when the demand arises.

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St Aidan’s Irene Hindmarsh ScholarshipsSA Bur19 

Five scholarships granted to Undergraduate UK students, one of which to be allocated to a law student, from low-income families (priority will be given to those from the lowest household incomes below £42, 875), and/or diverse heritage and/or are first generation scholars. The gift may be used to cover tuition, living costs and/or any other associated costs of study. Max £4,000 per student per year. For a max of 4 years at Durham University. 

Important Information:

PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR UNDERGRADUATE YEAR 1/ UNDERGRADUATE FOUNDATION YEAR 1 STUDENTS ONLY.

The college will cross check applicants against the information received centrally from Student Finance England.  Explanation in no more than 300 words of how you will share the benefits of your Undergraduate studies with the wider St Aidan’s Community.  

Name, start date, end date of UG studies, further sources of income (job, family), live in/ live out, dependents. 

Application DeadlineMidnight on 31 October 2023

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The Wilson Fund SA Bur13

Funding granted to UK Undergraduate first year Mathematics students from state schools. The gift may be used to cover living costs and/or any other associated costs of study. 

Important Information:

Explanation in no more than 300 words of how you will share the benefits of your Undergraduate studies with the wider St Aidan’s Community.  

Name, start date, end date of UG studies, further sources of income (job, family), live in/ live out, dependents. Evidence of how you would use the grant/ gift. 

Application Deadline – Midnight on 31 October 2023

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Fergus Dalzell Prize SA Bur11

Prize awarded to the best performing St Aidan’s first year law student and one granted to the best performing St Aidan’s final year law students.  

Important information

The Law School will liaise with the college development team with nominated students at the end of the academic year. 

Fiona Braidwood Bursary SA Bur9

To support an undergraduate first year student from a non-selective state school, from a low income household (£11,500 - £42,875 or less) who is a member of St Aidan’s College.

Important Information:

Up to 3 awards granted a year of £250 each. Application form must include evidence of attending a non-selective state school.  The college will cross check applicants against the information received centrally from Student Finance England.

Application Deadline – Midnight on 31 October 2023

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Jack Caswell Bursary SA Bur7

Grants for students who cannot participate in sport/a specific sporting event or project or wellbeing activities without this financial support. Up to 4 awards of £250 each granted a year.

Important Information:

Applicants are to explain in no more than 300 words  how the gift would be spent. A Letter to be produced to Mrs Caswell to thank them for their support.  

Application Deadline – Midnight on 31 October 2023

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Leslie Clark Award SA Bur6

Grant for foreign travel development activities with a preference for engineering students or engineering projects.  

Important Information:

Applicants are to explain in no more than 300 words how the gift would be spent. Applicants would also be strongly encouraged to produce a written report afterwards including photographs for wider college publications.

Application Deadline – Midnight on 15 February 2024

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Duerden Award SA Bur5

Grant to support foreign travel for the development of theological studies or interests, interfaith, cultural dialogue. 

Important Information:

Applicants are to explain in no more than 300 words how the gift would be spent. Applicants would also be strongly encouraged to produce a written report afterwards including photographs for wider college publications.

Application Deadline – Midnight on 15 February 2024

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St Aidan’s UG SA Bur2Financial Hardship Bursary

St Aidan’s College is committed to support our undergraduate students who are enduring demonstrable financial difficulties during their undergraduate studies.

Up to 30 £1000 awards available during academic year 22/23 to celebrate St Aidan’s 75 Anniversary.

Applicants would have to satisfy one of the following criteria:

Care leavers;  This includes  applicants who have  ever lived with foster carers, lived in a residential children’s home, been looked after under a supervision order or have ever lived with friends or relatives in kinship care – either through a formal arrangement (eg Special Guardianship order) or an informal arrangement without local authority support.

or 

Applicants with a  disability: - that satisfies the following definition:

A person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

or 

Applicants who are from households with an income of £35,000 - £60,000 per annum and are able to demonstrate financial need. 

Application Closing Date: 31 October 2023

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St Aidan's College Trust - Travel Award

Our College travel awards are for grants of up to £250 to support with the travel and subsistence to an enrichment and development event. 

Application Closing Date: Ongoing throughout the year

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