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Bursaries and Scholarships

There are a number of award, bursary and scholarship opportunities open to students at the University of Cambridge. Those interested in applying will already have been admitted to the University. For more information see the University Bursary Scheme and individual College websites.

We also have several funds to support available to support University athletes. Full information can be found below:


The Eric Evans Fund

The Eric Evans Fund was set up in 1996 following a benefaction from the friends and colleagues of the late Eric Evans, a graduate of St Catharine’s College who gained a Full Blue playing for the University Football Club against Oxford in 1975 and 1976. The fund is intended to support students who wish to improve their personal sporting performance beyond University level or to enable them to undertake qualifications in connection with officiating, coaching or the administration of sport.

The Fund is managed by the Director of Sport and two other persons appointed by the Sports Committee. The current Managers are Mr Nicholas Brooking (Director of Sport), Dr Joan Lasenby (Trinity) and Dr John Little (St. Catharine’s), current senior members of University Sports Clubs.

Approximately £4000 is available to the Managers to make awards. The maximum individual award made by the fund managers is normally £300, although in exceptional circumstances, slightly higher awards may be considered.

Applications for the 2017/2018 award are now closed. Applications for 2018/2019 will be accepted during Easter Term; further details to be given closer to the time. If you would like to find out more about how to apply, please see the Application Guidelines. Application forms are split into Application Form for Performance Athletes and Application Form for Coaches, Officials and Administrators. If you still have any further questions, please send an email to the committee.


The Hawks Charitable Trust

The Trust was established in January 1996 with a relatively small endowment capital donated by some of the members to provide grants to current Cambridge University students, male and female, whose sporting activities were being inhibited by financial constraints.

For more information on this Trust, including the criteria required for application, please see the Hawks Website.


The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

Launched in April 2004, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is designed to help promising young athletes who want to balance their sporting ambitions with a University or college education.

An athlete, in obtaining a TASS scholarship, will not receive direct monetary payment. They will utilise their scholarship to access core service provision up to a value of £3500 (e.g. strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, medicine and lifestyle management) and discretionary services (e.g. travel and equipment costs).

In addition to receiving these services, TASS athletes will also benefit from developing their sport in a high performance environment. This means training in a multi-sports environment in association with the regional consortia and the EIS.

If you would like to be considered for the TASS Scheme, please contact your National Governing Body to see if you are eligible.