St Catharine’s traditionally award prizes each summer in recognition of our students’ exceptional academic achievements and their significant non-academic contributions to the College community. In 2021, in the region of £20,000 was awarded by the College to approximately 100 students. Over 60 different prize funds are maintained by the College, many of which have been generously endowed by alumni. These are awarded in addition to the prizes bestowed by the University of Cambridge and its Departments.


Undergraduates who achieve a First Class results in a University Examination (or equivalent) are awarded both a scholarship (£100) and a College prize (£100).

How to apply

Students are nominated every year by the Tutors Committee, which are confirmed by Governing Body. There is no application form/requirement for students.

Read about the prizes awarded in 2021.