College scholarships and prizes

College Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students who obtain Firsts. The current value of a scholarship is £120. In addition, a scholar is entitled to occupy a room during vacations and is invited to a College Guest Night. Prizes are awarded to students who obtain a 2.1 which falls within the top 25% of results in their Tripos. The current value of a prize is £60. There are no limits on the numbers of Scholarships and Prizes which can be awarded. If in any year everyone gets a First, the College will happily foot the bill!


Named College Prizes

Edwyn Charles Hart Memorial Prize — £150

The College has accepted a small bequest to endow an undergraduate prize to be awarded `from time to time for outstanding work'. This prize is awarded to the undergraduate in his/her final year who, regardless of subject, is judged to have been the top performer in the College. Directors of Studies with candidates are asked to let the Senior Tutor have details before the Tutors' meeting: clearly substantial supporting evidence will be necessary since we are likely to have to make comparisons between subjects which is always difficult.

The Hart-Marshall Prize in the arts & humanities — £150 plus one Cambridge University Press book

The College has accepted a gift to endow an undergraduate prize to be awarded `from time to time for outstanding performance in a Tripos in the Arts and Humanities'. This prize is awarded to the undergraduate in his/her final year who, regardless of subject, is judged to have been the top performer in the College. Directors of Studies with candidates to suggest are asked to send details to the Senior Tutor.  Substantial supporting evidence should be provided.  

The Hart-Marshall Prize for English — £50 plus one Cambridge University Press book

The Director of Studies in English is asked to recommend the Churchill student who has performed outstandingly in any part of the English Tripos.  Supporting evidence will be required to enable the Tutors to make comparisons between subjects.

The Beatrice Blore-Brown Prize — £200

For the best academic performance in the Tripos by an undergraduate who has rowed or coxed in the first or second men’s or women’s boats in May Bumps that year.


Subject Prizes

Bill Brown Prize for Engineering — 4 Prizes of £250 

One student in each year who is judged to have been the top performer in their particular year. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Hawthorne Prize for Engineering — £75

For the Churchill undergraduate who has made the most outstanding contribution in Engineering in the preceding twelve months. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Broers Prize for Computing Science — £100

Endowed by alumni, in honour of the former Master, Lord Broers for the student in Part II who has been the top performer in the tripos. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies. 

Bullard Prize for Physics/Earth Sciences — 3 Prizes of £250 

For students who achieved the best performances in:

Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Classics Prize — £200

For the Churchill undergraduate who has made the most outstanding contribution in Classics in the preceding twelve months. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Sir Peter and Lady Gershon Prize in Mathematics  — £500

A prize for the College student who achieves the overall best performance in Mathematics in Tripos exams, including Part III.

The Christinne and Hermann Bondi Prize for Mathematics — £150

For the Churchill undergraduates who made the best contribution to the standing of the College in Mathematics in the previous twelve months in Parts IB and Part II of the Mathematics Tripos. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Tout Tristram Prizes for Mathematics — up to two prizes of £50 

The Directors of Studies in Mathematics may award prizes each year to any Churchill mathematician who comes top, in the University, in his or her Tripos.

The Bhagwati Prize for Biological Sciences — £250 

For the Churchill undergraduate (other than a medical or veterinary student) who has performed outstandingly well in one of the biological subjects in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

The Katritzky Prize for Chemistry — £350 

For the Churchill undergraduate specialising in Chemistry who has achieved the best performance in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Alex Hopkins Memorial Prize for Chemistry — £150 

For the Churchill undergraduate with the best performance in Natural Sciences Tripos Part III Chemistry, on condition that the student is placed in the First Class. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

The Anthony and Christina Kelly Prize in Materials Science and Metallurgy — £250

For the Churchill undergraduate who achieved the best overall performance in Part 1A or Part 1B of the Natural Sciences Tripos, and whose papers for that examination included, as appropriate, either Materials and Mineral Sciences in Part 1A or Materials Science and Metallurgy in Part 1B. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

The Alton & Eunice Kramer Prize for Law — £125

For the Churchill undergraduate specialising in Law who has achieved the best performance in Part 1A of the Law Tripos. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Mitsuharu Hara Prize for Economics — £400

For the Churchill undergraduate specialising in Economics who has achieved the best performance in a University examination in Economics. The recipient must have obtained a First and have achieved the highest relative ranking among all Churchill students taking any part of the Economics Tripos in that year. Nominated by the student's Director of Studies.

Roy Porter Prizes in History — two prizes of £250

A prize for the undergraduate with the best performance in the Part I of the History Tripos and a prize for the undergraduate with the best performance in Part II of the History Tripos.

Jon Rabone Prize in Computer Science — £250

A prize for the most meritorious performance for an undergraduate at Churchill College, as judged by the Tutors for Computer Science performance in the Computer Sciences Tripos exams for an undergraduate at Churchill College.

Medical and Veterinary Fund Prizes — £100 and £150

Nominated by the student's Director of Studies:

Any student who has been awarded a Distinction in one of the Final examinations at any time during the current academic year will be nominated by their student's Director of Studies for a £100 per prize.


More information

For any queries relating to College Scholarships, please contact the Tutorial Office.

Tutorial Office