College bursaries for sports and gym membership

Information about sports-related funds and awards at St Catharine's

St Catharine's strongly encourages its students to make the most of sporting opportunities available at Cambridge, and to that end has a range of awards to support these activities.

Annual Fund Sports Bursaries

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, the College has funds available to undergraduate and graduate students, to assist with extra costs relating to competing at a high level of sport within the College and/or the University. Such costs may be incurred by the need to go on training camps during the university vacations, to pay extra College rent when staying in College accommodation for a particular sports related reason, or by the need to purchase specialised sporting equipment. However, this list in not exhaustive, and all applications for a Sports Bursary will be assessed with respect to the needs of the students concerned.

Applications for these Bursaries can be made at any time, using the form found here. However, applications are only considered at three relevant meetings of the Tutors’ Committee, which fall soon after the division of each term.

In 2021-22 the deadlines are 12 noon on:

  • Friday 05 November 2021
  • Friday 11 February 2022
  • Friday 20 May 2022

Only in exceptional circumstances will applications be considered at any other time. The applications must be complete (it is necessary to determine the degree of need of candidates, thus we must know of other sources of financial help and of parental contributions). Bursaries will range in size from £250 - £500. The awards will be made by the Tutors in consultation with the Senor Tutor and the Senior Treasurer of the Amalgamated Clubs

Annual Fund Bursaries for University Gym Membership

The Annual Fund provides funds to pay part of the University gym memberships of members of College who compete in sports at a College or University level. The Fund can provide a subsidy of up to £10 per month, up to a maximum of £90 in one academic year. You should apply using the usual Annual Fund Sports Bursary form, state the nature of your College or University sporting commitment, and email evidence of your University gym membership costs (such as a copy of your receipt[s]) to the Student Services Manager. You are encouraged to apply as soon as you have written receipts relating to your total gym membership costs for the entire academic year.

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