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College Sports Bursaries – the complete list

In Features & Analysis by Richard Ollington1 Comment

It’s the end of the Christmas break and maybe it’s been far too long since your last top up from Student Finance England. Fear not though, the Blue Bird has trawled through the depths of College websites and compiled a list of College Sports Bursaries for you.

Overall,  you’ll be pleased to know that the vast majority of Colleges offer at least one sports bursary. Differences do occur in eligibility criteria and the amount on offer. An extreme case being the £10,000 studentship offered by Lucy Cavendish to high level rowers.

However, some colleges are not as transparent or generous as others. With students of Corpus Christi complaining that bursaries are too seldom awarded and students of Magdalene complaining that awards have never been advertised.

Disclaimer: This list of bursaries may be incomplete and incorrect. If you do have any information to add please either comment in the section below or send an email to thecambluebird@gmail.com

Christ’sChrist's
Name: Old Members’ Sporting Award
Eligibility: Blue/Half Blue athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: 8th February
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ChurchillChurchill
Name: Financial support for sporting activities, musical and drama tours etc. or to support good ideas
Eligibility: Blue/Half Blue athletes, though college rowers have also been known to benefit
How to apply: Applications should be made in writing to the Bursar. must be supported by a letter from the Senior Treasurer of your club
Amount: Max £350
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ClareClare
Name: Gordon Dickson Sports Award
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: 22nd April
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Clare HallClare Hall
No award found

 

Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi
Name: Frisby Fund
Eligibility: Those with success in sporting activities
How to apply: Wait for email to be sent out by the Bursar
Amount: Max £150 per student
Deadline: Before December

DarwinDarwin
No award found

 

DowningDowning
Name: Downing Alumni Sports Fund
Eligibility: Those competing at any level, but priority will be given to small awards which enable students to participate in sports which they have not previously been able to try
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
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Name: Griffins Alumni Sports Fund
Eligibility: Athletes in Blues sports (Ultimate Frisbee players are included although not officially recognised by the University
How to apply: The scheme will be advertised by the Griffins.
Amount: Unknown
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Name: Professor Gabriel Oon Prize for Outstanding Academic and Sporting Achievement
Eligibility: Undergraduate athletes who achieve both a Blue or Half Blue and a first class degree in any academic discipline
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: The prize of £250 is shared if there is more than one eligible recipient
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EmmanuelEmma
Name: Windsor Fund
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Up to £250

FitzwilliamFitz
Name: Paul Day Sports Fund
Eligibility: Athletes who compete at a high level
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Michaemas Term: 2 November; Lent Term: 1 February; Easter Term: 25 April
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Name: Paul Day Sports Fund
Eligibility: Undergraduates
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Michaemas Term: 2 November; Lent Term: 1 February; Easter Term: 25 April
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Name: John Adams Fund
Eligibility: College rowers
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
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GirtonGirton
Name: Sports Award
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Maximum £250
Deadline18th Janurary and 25th April
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Gonville and CaiusGonville & Caius
Name: Bell-Wade Fund
Eligibility: High level attained in sports and academics
How to apply: Write to the Senior Tutor giving details of academic and sporting achievements and financial needs
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: End of Lent
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HomertonHomerton
Name:  Student Representation Awards in University Sports and Activities
Eligibility: University level athletes and committed College athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: £200 for University level athletes, £75 for those who have made a significant contribution to college sports
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Hughes HallHughes Hall
Name: Varsity Sport Support
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: £200
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JesusJesus
Name: Douglas Timmins Awards
Eligibility: University level athletes (roughly 20 awards per year)
How to apply: Wait for email
Amount: Up to £200

Name: Dr Michael Waring Bursary
Eligibility:
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: £150
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Name: P I Day Bursary
Eligibility: Undergraduate members of the College preferably restricted to those reading Engineering, with preference to those involved in rowing or another major sport, or other engineering disciplines
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: £120
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Name: The Wong Foundation Bursary
Eligibility: Strong involvement in College sports with priority to one involved in swimming
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: Unknown
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Name: Alan Burrough grants
Eligibility: University rowing
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: Unknown

King’sKing's
Eligibility: Blue achieved
How to apply
: Email the Bursary Office
Amount
: £250

Lucy CavendishLucy Cavendish
Eligibility: Exceptional academic achievement, alongside sporting achievement in rowing
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: £10,000 divided by all recipients
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MagdaleneMagdalene
Eligibility: Unknown
How to apply: Speak to your Tutor, they will then speak to College
AmountSports subs are paid for

Murray EdwardsMurray Edwards
Name: Rosemary Murray Fund
Eligibility: University level sportswomen
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Up to £75 for training costs. £150 for Half Blue. £200 for Full Blue
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NewnhamNewnham
Name: Anna Watkins Award
Eligibility: High academic achievement and exceling in rowing
How to apply: Write a letter to the Graduate Awards and Research Committee
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: 1st May
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Name: Opportunity Funds / JCR sportswomens grant
Eligibility: All sportswomen who compete at a University level
How to apply: Wait for email from JCR
Amount: Reportedly £3000 divided by all recipients
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Other: MCR funds are reportedly poorly funded and only gauranteed if competing at a national level

PembrokePembroke
Name: Winston Ginsberg
Eligibility: Full Blue
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount£200
Deadline: Apply between 15th April and 15th October
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NamePeter May Fund
Eligibility: Half Blue or University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in either this form or this form
Amount£150 per Half Blue + half the cost of expenses up to a maximum of £150
Deadline: Apply between 15th April and 15th October
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Name: College Sports tour
Eligibility: College first teams on tours abroad
How to apply: Application, with full details, should be made to the Senior Tutor, by the captain of the club concerned
Amount: Up to £66 per player
Deadline: Apply between 15th April and 15th October
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Other: A maximum of £600 across all awards can be awarded per student

PeterhousePeterhouse
Name: *Not an official bursary
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Up to 50% of total expense
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Queens’Queens'
Name: Q550 Sports Bursary
Eligibility: University level or a national level in a recognised Blues or Half-Blues sport
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: A pot of money is split between all applicants
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RobinsonRobinson
Name: Student Activities Fund
Eligibility: University level athletes who incur out of the ordinary funds
How to apply: Email to the Financial Tutor
Amount: Upto 60% of expenses (not including clothing and equipment)
Deadline: 30th June
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Name: The Fred Boyne Sporting Achievement Fund
Eligibility: Outstanding achievement in sports
How to apply: Application should be made to the Senior Tutor
Amount: Three awards were made in 2013/14 of £165 each
Deadline: Easter term
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Name: Robinson College Students Association
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Contact the RCSA Treasurer with a receipt for your membership fee
Amount: £20 towards to the membership fee for a club

St Catharine’sSt Catherine's
Name: Annual Fund Sports Bursaries
Eligibility: All athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Bursaries will range in size from £250 – £500
Other: Special provision made for expenses incurred for University Gym Membership up to £10/month, up to a maximum of £90
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Name: College Caution Money Fund Grants
Eligibility:  All athletes, particularly those who wish to travel
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: 3rd February
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St Edmund’sSt Edmund's
Name: Amenities award
Eligibility: Unknown
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
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St John’sSt John's
Name: Beard Fund
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Up to £50
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Name: General Athletics Club
Eligibility: Those who compete in at college level in: Association Football, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Croquet, Hockey, Lady Margaret Boat Club, Lawn Tennis, Mountaineering, Netball, Rugby Football, Squash Racquets and Table Tennis
How to apply: Unknown
Amount: Roughly £90
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Name: Cambridge University Blues Expenses Claims Form
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Subscription fees up to a maximum of £50. For other qualifying expenses 50% can be claimed . The maximum that one individual can claim is £400
Deadline: 15th June
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Other: University rowers get a special award

SelwynSelwyn
Name: Student Sports Grants
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Up to £200
Deadline: 15th January and 22nd April
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Other: Many specific awards also exist: Vickerstaff Sports Bursary, Agelasto Fund, Hermes Fund and the Permanent Henley Fund

Sidney SussexSidney Sussex
Eligibility: University level athletes in Blues sports
How to apply: Wait for email sent out at the end of the academic year
Amount: Unknown
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TrinityTrinity
Name: The Ashton Fund
Eligibility: Undergraduate University level athletes
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: 20th May
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Name: Sporting Expenses Fund
Eligibility: Undergraduate sportsperson of all abilities
How to apply: Fill in form
Amount: Around £100 maximum
Deadline: 20th May
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Trinity HallTrinity Hall
Name: Aula Fund
Eligibility: University level athletes
How to apply: More information on intranet
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: End of Michaelmas and Easter term
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WolfsonWolfson
No award found

Comments

  1. Seb Dickson

    I think its only fair to point out that i received the Corpus Sports bursary this year, so it has been awarded at least once!

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