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.

Ota Adler Bursary Fund: A bursary for science or engineering undergraduate students, to be held for three years, the awardee will be in good academic standing and in financial need.

Jayne Almond Bursary Fund: This fund provides a number of bursaries of £1,250 a year to undergraduate students assessed to be 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. 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, research and travel opportunities in the vacations 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 e.g for work placements or 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.

Val Chowbay Fund: This fund is used to provide research and travel awards to graduate students.

The Final Examinations Tutorial Assistance (FETA) Fund: A fund to support final year students to achieve their potential by delivering individualised, tailored tutorial assistance. To be limited to subjects with in toto final examinations, including law. The support to be provided will include additional academic tuition tailored to suit a student’s option choices, tactical exam revision strategies and personal support to assist the student to keep on track with time management across the academic year and particularly in the run-up to the exams. Students can request assistance through their subject tutors, who can access FETA funds, via the Senior Tutor, to deliver individually tailored support programmes.

Pamela Gifford Fund: This fund is used to provide bursaries for undergraduate students in financial need.

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.

Joyce Mitchell Cook Fund: A fund used for an undergraduate bursary in memory of St Hilda's alumna Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook, the first African American wormen to gain a PhD in Philosophy in the USA. The bursary assists a student from a black or minority ethnic group from a lower-income household to read for a undergraduate degree in a Philosophy joint school. 

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.

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.

Sue Lloyd Roberts Fund: This fund is used to provide research, travel or internship awards to undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in the Media.

Law Network Bursary Fund: A careers bursary to support undergraduate students reading for any degree at St Hilda's, who wish to explore careers in law through vacation placements. Priority to students in financial need who are otherwise not supported by the host firm, i.e. in the not for profit sector.

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

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.

Malcolm Todd Bursary Fund: This fund is used to provide bursaries for undergraduate students in financial need.

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) 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).