Academic Scholarships

Expectations & Pathways of Academic Scholars


Enrichment talks, cultural trips, science workshops and both internal and external competitions - these are just some of the events that we expect our Academic Scholars to be involved with throughout their time at Stonyhurst as they demonstrate full participation in the intellectual and cultural life of the College and Prep School.

Those who gain an Academic Scholarship will be supported and challenged to extend their learning and to reach their full potential, which is an important part of our Jesuit ideal of ‘cura personalis’ or care for the individual.

Scholars are encouraged to find their areas of skill and passion and to go above and beyond the school curriculum to truly become independent learners. Working with the Head of Academic Scholars, their tutors and the other Scholars within the school, they encourage one another and take pride in their love of learning.



The progress and conduct of all scholars must remain satisfactory at all times, and continuation of the scholarship into the next academic year depends on continual engagement with the programme in place for them.

Pupil in Chemistry experimenting with Bunsen burners
Pupils learning in Collections

Opportunities & Benefits for Academic Scholars

Criteria and process for Academic Scholarship applications

Important dates for 2025/26 applications

Dates for all Stonyhurst Scholarships for the 2025/2026 academic year will be available soon. Please sign-up using the form below to be notified when applications can be made.

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