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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 2022-2023 a series of extraordinary scholarships will be granted to mark St Aidan's 75th Anniversary. Please access the application forms through each award link below.
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.
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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Resident artists and fellows working within academic departments.
Funds granted for music and or language studies, *but not for core requirements of their degrees* (eg year abroad in languages)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 Deadline – Midnight on 31 October 2022
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.
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.
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.
The Law School will liaise with the college development team with nominated students at the end of the academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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Grant for foreign travel development activities with a preference for engineering students or engineering projects.
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 2023
Grant to support foreign travel for the development of theological studies or interests, interfaith, cultural dialogue.
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.
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.
Applicants who are from households with an income of £35,000 - £60,000 per annum and are able to demonstrate financial need.
At St Aidan’s College, we are committed to supporting students of diverse heritage backgrounds. This bursary will look to support International students of the following characteristics:
Latin-American, Asian or Black heritage – including African, Caribbean, dual or mixed heritage.
Be a forced migrant to the United Kingdom (a person displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures)
Be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance England or a local authority grant.
Up to £30,000 will be awarded to a one-year masters student or PhD student (excluding MBA or DBA students)
Preference will be given to applicants in financial need with a household income below £42, 875 per annum. This should be reflected in a P60 or international equivalent
Award Available from 2023. Applications Open from 1 Feb 2023