Endowment Funds

​​​​​Bursaries and Awards

Through the generosity of past students, staff, and others, who have kindly donated to our Endowment Funds, we have a number of bursaries available to assist you during your time at the University of Gloucestershire. Please take a look at the details for each fu​nd to see if you qualify or alternatively follow the bursaries chart below, which may help to indicate the most appropriate options.​ Click here for the bursary application form.

Bursaries Chart

AREA OF STUDY​

ARTS AND HUMANITIES EDUCATION ALL SCHOOLS
Undergraduate

Works of Art Fund

 

 

Education and Teacher Training Fund

William Freeman Fund

Murray Pugh Memorial Fund

Chapel of St Mary Fund

George Munns Fund

St Paul and St Mary Student Fund

Vice Chancellor's Strategic Development Fund

Postgraduate

Daphne Doughton Memorial Fund

Works of Art Fund

Primary Education Research Fund

Murray Pugh Memorial Fund

Chapel of St Mary Fund

George Munns Fund

Annual Fund for Excellence

St Paul and St Mary Student Fund

Vice Chancellor's Strategic Development Fund​

Arts and Humanities

Doughton Memorial Fund

Daphne Doughton studied here after her retirement from a distinguished career in nursing. The Daphne Doughton Memorial Fund offers bursaries of up to £3,000 to support postgraduate research projects within the Arts and Humanities areas.

If you are currently undertaking or have been offered a place to undertake postgraduate study within the Arts or Humanities areas, you may be eligible to apply for a bursary to assist you in your research project.

Works of Art Fund

The Works of Art Fund is open to current students within the School of Art and offers support with costs of putting on an exhibition of their coursework. This bursary is open to individual students or groups of students and offers bursaries of up to £1,000.

Education

Primary Education Research Fund

The Primary Education Research Fund offers support to a postgraduate research student. This Fund will pay up to £5,000 towards the successful recipient's fees spread over the duration of their studies.

Education and Teacher Training Fund

The Education and Teacher Training Fund offers bursaries to undergraduate students studying for a teaching qualification. Applicants will need to clearly demonstrate why the funds are necessary. Support of up to £1,000 is available.

William Freeman Fund

The William Freeman Fund was set up by Mrs Grace Freeman in memory of her husband William Freeman, who studied at St Paul's College (1925 – 27) and passed away in 1989. He was a much respected Headmaster of the first secondary modern school in Ilkeston, Derbyshire from 1948 – 1966. The Fund offers bursaries to teacher training students, who upon qualification will specialise in Art, English or Mathematics. A one-off payment of up to £2,000 is offered to undergraduate students in their first year of study at the University of Gloucestershire.

All University Schools

Murray Pugh Memorial Fund

Murray Pugh was tragically killed in Cheltenham in March 1993. He was a 4th Year BEd student and was particularly active in his support of young people with special needs.

This Fund offers assistance of up to £2,000 to:

  • a student (or students) of the University of Gloucestershire working with children with special needs
  • a group project led by staff for the support of children with special needs
  • a young person with a physical disability who requires special assistance and who is a student at the University of Gloucestershire

Applicants will need to provide a financial statement clearly showing how the bursary will be used.

Chapel of St Mary Fund

The Chapel of St Mary Fund was set up to commemorate the life and works of the Women Principals of St Mary's College. This Fund is open to all students of the University of Gloucestershire and offers support of up to £1,000 to enable students to access opportunities, which will increase their employment prospects after graduation – in particular unpaid internships or volunteering activities.

George Munns Fund

The George Munns Fund was set up in 2002 by members of his family to provide financial help to students travelling to participate in academic conferences or other activities that benefit their studies, such as studying in a non-local library or working abroad. This Fund is open to any student of the University of Gloucestershire.

Annual Fund for Excellence

The Annual Fund for Excellence celebrates academic excellence and offers bursaries to First Class Honours students wanting to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Gloucestershire. Support of up to £10,000 per student is available spread over the period of their studies.

St Paul and St Mary Student Fund

The Colleges of St Paul and St Mary form an important part of the history of the University of Gloucestershire. As a result of the generosity of former students of these colleges, the St Paul and St Mary Student Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 to assist current students of the University in undertaking activities that will enhance their student experience, which they might not normally be able to undertake due to financial or other hardship.

Vice Chancellor's Strategic Development Fund

The Vice Chancellor's Strategic Development Fund offers bursaries to current students in financial hardship, who are unable to access support via the Financial Assistance Fund.

Janet Trotter Trust

The University of Gloucestershire also administers the Janet Trotter Trust, which awards bursaries to individuals or groups of students for academic projects.  Calls for applications are made periodically through the year and should be submitted in collaboration with your course leader.​​​

Click here for the bursary application form​.

If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact the endowment bursaries team at endowmentfunds@glos.ac.uk