Endowed sports bursaries

There are seven endowed sports bursaries supporting Queens' students requiring financial help to pursue high-level sport with the University or other representative teams (National, International, British Students etc.). Each of these bursaries provides one annual award of £500 and the awarding of the bursaries is distributed throughout the academic year. There will be one more application round this year at the end of the Easter term. Funding might cover activities such as the Achilles overseas tour, warm-weather training, Varsity Blue tours, British Student games etc. If no financial help is required, the award might be made in any one year to recognise excellence by an athlete in any sport, the minimum standard for which would be winning a Blue.

Apply for these bursaries using the application form. The information submitted on the form will be sent to the Tutorial Secretary, who will pass it on to the awarding Fellows: Professor Marie Edmonds, Dr David Butterfield and Mr Rowan Kitt. The deadlines for application in 2020-2021 are Friday 4 December 2020, Friday 19 March 2021 and Friday 18 June 2021. The awarding Fellows will consider all applications for all awards; successful applicants will be told from which bursary they are to receive support.

The seven endowed bursaries available are:

The Lill Awardnamed after Andrew Lill (1989) who was an Athletics Blue and a Commonwealth 800m runner. He still holds the University record for 800m (set in 1992) and now lives in Sydney. Photo: the first recipient of the award, Matthew Courtis (Swimming), centre, with Susie & Andrew Lill.

Previous recipients: Matthew Courtis, Laura Foster (Rowing), Callum McDonald (Rugby), Holly MacAskill (Sailing)

The Richard Hargreaves Sports Bursary: Richard matriculated at the College in 1964 and is a generous benefactor. Photo: Richard is thanked by the President at the Ceremony of Benefactors 2019.

Previous recipients: June Song (Dancesport), Fiona Bunn (Athletics), Oduma Adelio (Football).

The Mike Turner Sports Bursary: named in memory of Dr Mike Turner, Queens' greatest athlete. His obituary is on the College website. Photo: Mike in action.

Past recipients: Ulrika Andersson (Rowing), Peter Stevens (Rowing), Fiona Bunn (Orienteering & Cross-country) Rebecca Hartwell (Rowing), Gerard Kuenning (Rowing)

The Eleanor Duck Sports Bursary: named after a famed double Blue in Lacrosse and Athletics, Eleanor was an Osprey of the Year and got a First in Natural Sciences. She is now reading medicine at Oxford. The Fund was endowed by her father, Jonathan Duck (1979). Photo: Eleanor (centre) at the 2016 Blues Dinner.

Previous recipients: Eleanor Lee (Karate), Freddie Markanday (Rowing), Lucy Harris (Rowing)

The Alex Stout Sports Bursary: Alex rowed in the CU Lightweights Boat and was College rowing captain in 1999. She continues to row in the Masters' World Championships. She is a lawyer in Hong Kong. Photo: Alex at the 1995 year group's 20th Anniversary Reunion.

Previous recipients: Billie Meadowcroft (Rowing)

The George Band Sports Bursary: George Band is Queens' greatest mountaineer and was a member of the 1953 expedition that successfully conquered Mt Everest. Photo: George on Mount Snowdon in 2003 (credit Peter Dench).

Previous recipients: Ryan Hoffman (Football)

The Griffin Sports Bursary: Elaine Griffin (1983) read Natural Sciences at Queens' and was captain of the University Gymnastics team for two years, winning a half-Blue.

Previous recipients: Izzy Montgomery (Hockey), pictured right.