Scholarships & Prizes

The College awards students with Scholarships and Prizes for outstanding academic achievements and impressive contributions to the broader life of the College. Both come with monetary rewards, and students receiving Scholarships become Scholars.

This is made possible through the generosity of alumni and other donors.


Undergraduates who achieve a First Class in University exams (or equivalent in unclassed exams) are awarded both a First Class Scholarship and a First Class Prize. Each carries a value of £150; the total award is £300.

Undergraduates who achieve merit in their studies are also eligible for an academic prize.


Graduate scholarships, studentships and grants are awarded on application.

College Senior Scholarships, worth £300, are awarded annually to our  highest performing PhD research students.


Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards for distinguished contributions to the College or for outstanding merit.

List of Awards

The List of Scholars names is published each year in the Fitzwilliam Journal and the Cambridge University Reporter.