Durham University Military Scholarship
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Durham University and the British military have a long and illustrious history of association. Many alumni have laid the foundations for nationally significant military careers during their studies in the North East. Furthermore, Military Scholars will become members of St. Cuthbert's Society, one of the University's oldest student communities, which has itself an extensive military heritage. Many staff and students fought in both the First and Second World Wars and, in 1946, the Society was re-founded by veterans of the war.
The University is indebted to Patrick (Paddy) Walker, an alumnus (St. Cuthbert's Society 1980-83) who initiated the Military Scholarships programme in 2011 by creating the first two Scholarships in honour of Lieutenant Abraham Slowe - 6th Batallion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and Brigadier Harry Walker - 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guard. One of the two inaugural scholars became the first person in his family to go to University.
Taking Paddy's vision forward, we are delighted to be able to launch an expanded programme with increased support from a number of trusts and foundations. Thanks to their support, and generous contributions from individual donors, Durham University is able to award scholarships of up to £20,000 per scholar. The Scholarships are designed to support an individual who has been injured, wounded, or sick as a direct result of military service or an immediate member of their family.
Durham University would like to express its sincere gratitude to Walking with the Wounded, ABF the Soldiers' Charity, the Reece Foundation, the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Sir James Knott Trust, the DS Smith Charitable Foundation, Borrows Charitable Trust, Lt Dougie Dalzel Memorial Trust, the Stuart Halbert Foundation, Greenwich Hospital and the 3Ts Charitable Trust for their continued support.
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If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a scholarship or the application process, get in touch with our Scholarships and Student Funding Office:
Scholarships and Student Funding Office
DH1 3LE, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 6395