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Trinity Hall

The College makes a number of awards every year. We pay heed to academic excellence as evidenced by academic record and references. We are also influenced by financial need, often contributing to an individual's portfolio of funding to make their study at Cambridge possible. Such a portfolio may include part-scholarships from formal funding and scholarship bodies, private sources of finance, loans, and the like. The awards therefore have no fixed value: the level of any award will depend upon the College's assessment of the features covered above: academic promise and financial need.

We give here the conditions that apply to all, and under each specific heading the conditions that are particular to each fund. All the Trinity Hall awards are open to candidates who:

(a) are either already members of Trinity Hall or who have made Trinity Hall their college of first preference on CIGAS Form A; they are tenable uniquely at Trinity Hall, and for as long as a student remains a member of Trinity Hall;
(b) are (usually first-class) Honours graduates of a respected University or other degree- awarding Institution (including Cambridge); if not already graduates, they should have graduated by August; confirmation of awards may rely on satisfactory results in final degree examinations;
(c) have been provisionally accepted by their Faculty and by the Board of Graduate Studies to start their study the following academic year;
(d) Bursaries and Studentships are renewable for up to three years; renewal is subject to review of diligence and progress.

RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS

Three or more full-cost, or a larger number of co-funded part-studentships are awarded annually, covering some or all of the maintenance costs, University and College fees. Trinity Hall does not usually pay the full cost of overseas students who have not been awarded an ORS.

RESEARCH BURSARIES

Up to 8 bursaries are offered annually, ranging in value from £100 to £1,000. Candidates for the Research Studentships and for the Research Bursaries must be applying to read for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge, or, if applying for a one-year course, intending that this should be followed immediately by registration for a Ph.D. in Cambridge.

BROCKHOUSE STUDENTSHIP

A single award is made annually on the same basis as the Research Studentships, but, candidates must, over and above the conditions listed above, must be proposing to study an engineering-based subject.

NIGHTINGALE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Established in memory of Michael Nightingale (a member of Trinity Hall who died in 1991) and funded from his bequest. Open to qualified graduates, of any University and nationality, to conduct (or continue) doctoral research at Cambridge in the law of mental health, or a related field. The conditions are otherwise identical to those for the College's un-named Research Studentships.

THADDEUS MANN STUDENTSHIP - EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE

Established in memory of Taddy Mann (a Fellow of Trinity Hall who died in 1993) and funded from his bequest. The conditions are otherwise identical to those for the College's un-named Research Studentships, with the exception that candidates must be, over and above the conditions listed above: (a) citizens of an 'Central and Eastern European' country; (b) graduates with First Class Honours from a recognised university from that Region; (c) preference will be given to candidates studying a scientific or engineering subject.

TIDMARSH STUDENTSHIP - CANADIAN CITIZENS

A full-cost Studentship awarded every three years only (2006, 2009, etc.), administered by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. Applications made to the College will be copied (by the College) to the Trust and vice versa. There are no subject restrictions. Candidates must be, over and above the conditions listed above: (a) a Canadian citizen; (b) graduates with First Class Honours from a recognised Canadian or American university; (c) accepted for an ORS award.

OTHER NAMED AWARDS:

THOMAS WARAKER POSTGRADUATE BURSARY IN LAW

One or more awards are offered annually, ranging in value from £150 to £300. They are renewable for up to three years. Candidates must propose either: (a) as an Affiliated student to read for Part II of the Law Tripos, or (b) as a Graduate Student to read for the LL.M, or (c) as a Graduate Student to read for a Ph.D. in Law.

LORD MORRIS OF BORTH-Y-GEST SCHOLARSHIP

One or more awards are offered annually, up to a value of £2,500, and tenable for one academic year. Candidates must propose to read for an M.Phil. (one-year) course in Criminology, International Relations or Linguistics.

HENRY FAWCETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MATHEMATICS

One or more awards are offered annually, generally in the order of £500, and tenable for one academic year only by a candidate intending to read for one of the one-year courses available in mathematical subjects (Part III Maths, Mathematical Statistics, etc).

DR CLARK'S THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

One or more awards are made, ranging from £150 to £400 annually, to students reading a Theological subject.

CHRIS MCMENEMY SCHOLARSHIP IN DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Established by the family and friends in memory of Chris McMenemy (TH Postgraduate student 1998 who died in 2000), the Chris McMenemy Scholarship will provide an annual award, generally in order of £1,500, to one student whose postgraduate studies contribute to the sustainable development of any underdeveloped region of the world. It is open to students of any nation, with particular consideration given to those facing financial hardship.

APPLICATION AND REFERENCES

Application forms for all awards are available from the Graduate Officer in the College. The closing date for applications is for the main full-cost Studentships is 31 May. Deadline for the various Bursaries and other forms of part-funding is 30 June *. Please note that no applications received after this date will be considered; and all applications must be complete, including references, by this date. In addition to the completed application form, each candidate must supply a full CV and academic transcript. For candidates pursuing a degree with a research component, a research proposal must also be included.

Full academic references play a very important part in the evaluation. At the same time as sending their application to Trinity Hall, candidates should send a copy of their application form to their referees also. Please ensure that referees understand that they should send a confidential reference (unseen by the candidate) directly to the Graduate Officer in the College, by the closing date. Please note that Trinity Hall does not consider awards to members of other Colleges. Only fill in an application form for a Trinity Hall award if you are applying to the College and hopeful for admission.

* Please note that this deadline does not apply for students seeking over-run funding. The College does not normally fund over-run costs, but may do so in exceptional circumstances, and will consider applications at any time. SECTION D

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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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