St Hilda's Student Funds

Former students of the College and other benefactors (see below) have made generous gifts to the College to provide grants and bursaries for students studying at St Hilda's.

See the Grants and Bursaries page for details of how to make an application.

The Adams Bursary : Final Year Oxford Bursary holders studying at St Hilda’s and St John’s who are in financial need.

Rosalind Jane Bairstow Bursary: This annual bursary is intended to assist one undergraduate reading English (or a joint school including English) with one year's graduate study abroad. Applications are accepted from eligible final year undergraduates and the scholarship should be taken up in the academic year immediately following completion of the undergraduate course.

The Christine Hill Bursary Fund: In gratitude for the life-changing experience that St. Hilda’s gave her, Christine Hill (Modern Languages, 1945), left a bequest which is to provide funding for students of her College who, through financial hardship, would otherwise be unable to make the most of the opportunities available to them. The bursaries will be awarded to students on the basis of financial need to assist them to take up study and research opportunities in the long vacation and to cover the costs of extended vacation residence for academic purposes - including reading and preparation for the next term (or for exams) if they are not able to do this at home. Bursaries may also be awarded for career exploration support - for work placement / internships, as well as accommodation bursaries to buffer the costs of living out for those from financially disadvantaged families.

Christina Keith and Mary Burn Fund: This fund is managed by the Principal. The donor provided that it should be used for a student of Classics 'most likely to profit thereby'. Grants are conventionally made to classicists (including those in joint schools) for travel relevant to their studies.

Anne Marie Kirby Fund: This fund is used to provide bursaries for undergraduates in second and subsequent years who are domiciled in the UK and studying the humanities and demonstrate financial need.

Kojo Minta Memorial Fund: This fund is for graduate students and currently awards two travel and research grants (up to £500 per award) each Hilary Term. MCR members are invited to apply for these in order to complete research and undertake travel to support their studies. Please visit The Kojo Minta Memorial Fund page.

Mary and Tony Moore Fund: This fund is managed by the Principal. Bursaries, grants or loans are made to junior members (normally undergraduates, but graduates are not excluded) to meet special and urgent problems of any kind.

Morgan Fund: This is used to award prizes and travel bursaries to undergraduates and graduates reading History.

Nielsen Fund: This fund is for assisting undergraduates with research projects.

Lilian Pickard Fund: This fund is used to provide bursaries for needy undergraduate students in mathematics and physics.

Beryl Smalley Fund: This is available to assist undergraduates reading history (or a joint school including history) with travel in connection with medieval studies.

James and Sybil Smith Fund: This fund is for students in all modern languages and their associated travel and study needs. Undergraduate students on language degree courses, including dual linguists (e.g. students studying Arabic and Russian) are given priority for these grants. Preference will be given to those whose language-learning needs have a demonstrable connection to their course. Funding for accommodation for linguists normally gets lower priority.

D D White Fund: This fund is used to help students pay for sport and other extra-curricular activities.

Muriel Wise Fund: This fund is used for:

a) Research, travel, and support of study. This is the main support fund in College for assistance with research, study and other related travel, and similar costs, for both graduates and undergraduates. Research is defined as necessary travel to visit libraries and archives; for fieldwork; attending conferences, where a definite connection with area of study or course can be demonstrated; obtaining material such as photocopies, photographs and microfilms; and preparation of theses. Amounts are discretionary and may represent only a contribution to the required amount. Receipts (or other evidence of expenditure) are required before travel and research grants are paid. Travel grants are made only for travel abroad and are normally given only for travel in the vacation immediately following the term in which the application is made, except in exceptional circumstances. Retrospective applications are not normally considered and travel grants are not made for journeys undertaken after Finals.  Travel grants are not made for travel for the sole purpose of returning to the student's home.

b) For living support. This fund is also used to assist students who are experiencing financial hardship with accommodation and other expenses. Hardship is interpreted fairly liberally by the Support and Travel Grants Committee, and undergraduates should not feel embarrassed about making an application. In every case, full details of the applicant's financial circumstances are required.

David Wulstan Fund: This fund is for graduate students reading for a postgraduate degree in any subject in the field of medieval studies. Grants are made to fund costs relating to research purposes, such as travel to visit libraries or archives or to participate in a conference (eg giving a poster or paper presentation).