St Francis Xavier Awards

St Francis Xavier

St Francis Xavier was a pioneer who believed in his cause and never gave up. He spent much of his life pushing boundaries and challenging himself to achieve more. We believe that a Stonyhurst education can give young people a chance to emulate St Francis and become tenacious pioneers for the modern world. This award can give that opportunity to Stonyhurst pupils.

The Award

St Francis Xavier awards are available each year to full boarders who are most likely to benefit from, and contribute to, life at Stonyhurst. Most recipients of the award have historically been UK Roman Catholics, and applicants are expected to be pupils who will fully participate in all aspects of Stonyhurst boarding school life.

The award carries an automatic fee remission benefit of 20%, and thereafter parents/guardians may also apply for a means-tested bursary. In exceptional circumstances, the total award could be worth up to 100% of the full boarding fees.

Assessments take place at Stonyhurst and normally consist of a written examination and one or more interviews, including a portfolio demonstration. Practical assessments may also be considered by arrangement. Pupils may apply either for a St Francis Xavier award or for any other Stonyhurst award, but the St Francis Xavier award cannot be combined with any other scholarship.

Important dates for 2025/26 applications


Application deadline Sunday 6th October 2024
Scholarship Week (11+ & 13+) w/c 11th November 2024

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