Scholarships & Bursaries

St Chad’s College owes its existence to the generosity of two people: Douglas Horsfall and Julia Warde-Aldam, who, in the early years of the 20th Century, not only paid for our original buildings but also funded scholarships and bursaries for many St Chad’s students in this period.

Dr Joe Cassidy, who was our Principal from 1997 until his death in 2015, was passionate about St Chad’s being able to offer students the support they need to succeed. He believed that anyone with aptitude and promise should have the opportunity to become part of an academic community like St Chad’s, whatever their background. This is our heritage.

Inspired by this spirit of generosity, St Chad’s College is delighted to be able to offer a number of annual scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate and continuing postgraduates to encourage applications to Durham and St Chad’s from students from less affluent economic backgrounds and under-represented communities, and to provide support, as required, to help our students who find themselves in financial need. These awards are funded through the generosity of St Chad’s College alumni, fellows and friends.

St Chad’s College awards

For prospective undergraduates applying to St Chad’s:
For postgraduates (who are continuing St Chad’s undergraduates):
  • Elizabeth Griffiths Scholarship
  • Alumni-Funded Postgraduate Scholarships
For current St Chad’s students in financial need:
  • St Chad’s Access to Learning Fund
For current students wishing to return to College accommodation in their third or final year