St Catherine’s College believes in investing in talent. With the help of alumni, fellows and friends we are able to offer a wide range of awards and prizes.
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. Learn more about this award.
Emilie Harris Award
for those aiming to help or work with the needy in the country visited £300.
Philip Fothergill Award
Raymond Hodgkins Award
Mark Davys Bursary
is awarded for assistance with year abroad costs for students on the four-year Law with Law Studies in Europe course.
William Matthews Travel Award
is awarded to a Modern Languages student, travelling to Russia as part of their year abroad placement.
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).
Wilfrid Knapp Travel Award
for educational journeys award c. £1,600.
Environmental Travel Award
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 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 John Martin Prize
is awarded for the best performance in Materials Science Part I.
The Katritzky Prize (Chemistry)
is awarded for the best performance in Chemistry Part I.
The Katritzky Prize (History of Art)
is awarded for the best academic performance by a second-year in History of Art.
The Leask Music Scholarship
is intended to assist students in any subject with the cost of music lessons and is competed for by audition.
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 Prizes
are awarded for the best performance in Physics Part B and the best performance in Physics Part C.
The Paul Brooks Prize
is awarded annually to a Physics student to recognise and support aptitude and achievement in practical applications of science and technology.
The Peter Raina English Prize
is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading English.
The Peter Raina History Prize
is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading History.
The Richard Parish Memorial Fund
The fund is open to all modern languages and linguistics students at St Catherine’s to support the study of language, as relates to their degree. Applications may be made throughout the year and gifts to the fund may support, for example:
- targeted one-on-one language tuition to support a student who had experienced disruption or low-quality language teaching prior to their time at St Catherine’s
- attendance at a two-week intensive language course prior to sitting Prelims language exams
- support with the increasingly burdensome administrative costs of enrolling at a university course in the target language during the year abroad
- funding for masterclasses from international experts on translation, language, or linguistics.
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 (Drama)
is awarded for Services to Drama within the College.
The Smith Award (Music)
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.
The Wright Prize
is awarded for the best performance in Mathematics Part B.