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Grants, awards and prizes

Grants, awards and prizes

College Prizes


Prize competitions throughout the year include the prestigious Master’s Prize, the Emmanuel Miller Prize in the Philosophy of Science, the Constable Essay Prize on a topic within the Physical Sciences, the Mansergh Prize in History as well as the Douglas Adams Prize for Humourous Writing. In addition there are various Prizes for Photography, Art and Applied Arts.

The College aims at developing each single student’s ability to realise his or her full potential and we hope you will be inspired to take active part in our tradition of academic excellence in St John’s College.

A full list of grants, awards and prizes can be found below.

Academic Awards

Mansergh Prize

Acklam Award in English


Bell, Abbott and Barnes Funds

McMahon Law Studentships

Brian Runnett Prize

Pre-admissions Prizes

Cambridge Bursary

Pythagoras Prize

Childcare Grants

Reinstein Prize for Jazz

College Hardship Grants

Sanger (Biological Natural Sciences) Prize

College Art, Applied Arts and Photography

Singapore Academic Award

Constable Essay Prize

Sports Grants

Dissertation Expenses

Studentship Scheme

Douglas Adams Prize

Teach First Bursaries

Emanuel Miller Prize

The Hawks' Club Award

Harper-Wood Studentship

The Master's Prizes

Hutton Prize

The Moussa Motallebzadeh Memorial Prize

Innovation Internships

The Salim and Umeeda Nathoo Bursary

International Disabled Students Fund

Thesis Binding

Kennedy Memorial Trust

Travel Grants

Larmor Awards

Tutors' Praeter Fund

Learning & Research Fund

Undergraduate Academic Research Projects



Some applicants to St John's may be eligible for one of our scholarships. The main opportunities are summarised here; click on the links to find out more.

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The Davies Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St John’s. After two years, candidates are awarded a Cambridge BA degree, known as the Cantab degree.

The John Crook Scholarship

The John Crook Scholarship offers graduates from eligible universities the opportunity to study for a second, two-year degree at St John’s. The scholarship covers all costs, including fees.

The St John's Hong Kong Scholarship

The Hong Kong Scholarship is open to all Hong Kong residents who receive an offer to study at St John's College.

The Khattar Harrison Scholarship

The Khattar Harrison Scholarship is awarded to a woman who has a strong interest in interdisciplinary areas and is passionate about the topic of her studies. The scholar receives £5,000 per annum for the duration of her undergraduate course.