Undergraduate Awards and Prizes

Undergraduate Awards and Prizes

St Catherine's College believes in investing in talent. With the help of alumni, Fellows and friends we now offer a wide range of awards and prizes.

Travel Awards

As a result of generous donations from alumni and friends of the College, the College is able to make a number of travel awards to existing undergraduates each year for travel abroad during the long vacation. The awards are primarily for enterprising and interesting travel projects rather than for study. Further details of these awards are circulated to students by email and are posted on notice boards within the College.

The Wallace Watson Award is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate member of the college to undertake an expedition or travel of a challenging nature in a mountainous and/or remote region anywhere in the world and to give a lecture on his or her experiences.

Emilie Harris Award for those aiming to help or work with the needy in the country visited £300.

Philip Fothergill Award c. £250.

Raymond Hodgkins Award c. £200.

Antony Edwards Bursary is awarded for Spanish study as part of a year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country (preference is given to students who will be going to Spain).

Mark Davys Bursary is awarded for assistance with year abroad costs for students on the four-year Law with Law Studies in Europe course.

Bullock Travel Award for travel projects (may be divided) c. £250.

Bullock Career Award for travel of value to future career (may be divided) c. £250.

Patricia Knapp Travel Award for travel with a medical purpose (a generous amount usually divided between worthy candidates).

Environmental Travel Award c. £200.

Other lesser awards between £40-£200.

College Prizes

Several prizes are awarded each year to St Catherine's undergraduates. There are prizes for academic, social and cultural contributions to the College. Most are cash prizes, ranging from £40 to £200. The College also offers the Nick Young Award: a 3-month period of work experience with Director’s Cut Production at Sky Arts with financial support of £1,250.

The Bailey Prize is awarded to a student involved in debating at a high level in the College or in the University.

The Burton Prize is awarded for the best academic performance during the year in an area covering Psychology, Sociology, Geography and Human Sciences.

The Charles Wenden Fund supports the sporting life of the College.

The Cochrane Evidence-Based Medicine Prize is awarded for the best critical appraisal of evidence answering a practical clinical question by a St Catherine’s clinical medical student

The Francis and Caron Fernandes Music Prize is awarded for contributing towards the musical life of the College.  This prize is not restricted to music students.

The Frank Allen Bullock Prize is awarded for the best piece of creative or critical writing.

The Gardner Prize is awarded for outstanding contribution to the life of the College.

The Harold Bailey Prize is awarded for outstanding performance in Asian Studies.

The Hart Prize is awarded for the best essay on an historical subject by a first- or second-year undergraduate.

The Katritzky Prize is awarded for the best performance in Chemistry Part I.

The Katritzky Prize is awarded for the best academic performance by a second year in History of Art.

The Leask Music Scholarships are competed for by audition during Hilary Term and are intended to assist students with the cost of music lessons.

The Michael Atiyah Prize is awarded for the best mathematics essay or project written by a second year undergraduate reading for a degree in Mathematics or joint school with Mathematics.

The Michael and Lily Atiyah Prize is awarded for the best performance in Mathematics by a second-year.

The Neville Robinson Prize is awarded for the best performance in Physics Part B

The Neville Robinson Prize is awarded for the best performance in Physics Part C.

The Peter Raina Prize is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading History.

The Rose Prize is awarded for the best academic performance during the year in Biological Sciences.

The Rupert Katritzky Prize is awarded for the best performance in the Final Honour School of History.

The Smith Award is awarded for Services to Drama within the College.

The Smith Award is awarded for Services to Music within the College.

The Stuart Craig Award is awarded to an outstanding student who has gained distinction in a university or national sport, or cultural or musical activities.

The Thomas Jefferson Prize is awarded to the North American student who has contributed most to the College academically, socially or culturally 'in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson'.

The Wilfrid Knapp Prize is awarded is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading PPE.

Repetiteur Scholarship

St Catherine's College and New Chamber Opera (www.newchamberopera.co.uk) have established a Répétiteur Scholarship for pianists wishing to further their skills as a répétiteur, accompanist or conductor. Holders of the Scholarship will be appropriately qualified undergraduate members of St Catherine's College, reading Music or another approved subject. It is intended that the successful applicant will divide his or her scholarship time between St Catherine's College and New Chamber Opera, assisting in rehearsals, performances and with the training of singers for New Chamber Opera, and helping to organise and run practical musical activities in St Catherine's.

For further information click here.

The Nick Young Award

The annual award – under the Nick Young Trust, set up in memory of Nick Young, an alumnus of the College – offers a grant of £3,000 to a member, or alumnus, of the College for the purpose of gaining experience of the functions of the television media by spending a period of several months as arranged by Director's Cut Productions.

For further information click here.