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 examinations (or equivalent in unclassed examinations) are awarded both a Scholarship and a Prize. Each Scholarship carries a value of £150 (except in the case of College Senior Scholarships; value £300).
Prizes are worth a further £150 (except the Mary Lucking Prize; value £300), so that the reward for a First Class Tripos Result is generally £300.
Scholarships are held for the academic year following the award. Scholars are invited to attend the Commemoration Dinner in April, and are also given priority in the room ballot held during Lent Term.
- List of Academic Scholarships for Undergraduates
- List of Academic Prizes for First Class Tripos Results
Graduate Studentships and Scholarships are awarded on application.
- List of Graduate Studentships and Scholarships
- Application details for Graduate Studentships and Scholarships
- List of Other Academic Prizes
College Senior Scholarships, worth £300, are awarded annually to our highest performing PhD research students.
At the end of the academic year, the Tutorial Committee identifies undergraduates or graduates meeting the criteria and awards other prizes accordingly. All awards carry a value of £100 unless otherwise stated.
The List of Scholars' names is published each year in the Fitzwilliam Journal and the Cambridge University Reporter (until 2012).