Benavitch Scholarships

Thanks to a generous bequest from the late Maurice and Natalie Benavitch, St Catharine's is able to offer annual scholarships for MBA and PhD students in Management Studies. The Benavitch Fund also allocates £5,000 per year to provide Travel and Research grants towards costs associated with research activities by Management Studies students.

MBA Scholarships

The College offers up to 5 scholarships worth £10,000 each to outstanding Cambridge MBA candidates. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. They are intended for candidates who will become leaders in the practice or study of management and business.

Eligibility Criteria

First class degree, GPA above 3.7 (out of 4) or equivalent from a recognised university

Minimum GMAT score of 700

3 years' full-time post-graduation work experience

How to Apply

Candidates should apply for admission to the Cambridge MBA in the normal way to the Judge Business School, but must also send a covering letter with their application form explaining in no more than 300 words the contribution they expect to make to business and society in the future.

All applicants who are made an offer of admission to the MBA programme will be considered for the Scholarship separately by St Catharine's College. Scholarships are conditional on the applicant taking up the offer of admission to the MBA programme.

To apply for a scholarship, you should send your completed application (including references, supporting documents and covering letter) so that it is received by the Judge Business School by Tuesday 21 February 2017. Awards will normally be announced at the end of March.

PhD Scholarships

The College offers a scholarship for outstanding PhD candidates in Management. The value of the scholarship will be between £10,000 p.a. for the three years of the PhD course.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply for the PhD to the University of Cambridge in the usual way, but in addition, submit a copy of their PhD application form, current CV, PhD research proposal and a covering letter to

They should also ask two referees to provide letters of reference (in PDF format) to with the subject line "Reference for APPLICANT'S NAME - Benavitch PhD scholarship"

The successful candidate will be expected to become a full member of St Catharine's College. If they are already a member of another Cambridge college, the award will be on the condition that they transfer membership to St Catharine's.

Applications and references must be received by 5pm GMT on 21 February 2017. Unfortunately we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application via email at the end of March.