Jesus College offers a generous variety of scholarships and prizes, to help students with their studies and award them for academic excellence. The College also has one of the most generous access bursary schemes in Oxford, which is provided to those students needing financial support.

Available awards differ in availability between level of study and subjects read. Please browse below or use the menus to see which awards are available to you. Note that some awards are only applicable to certain subjects, whereas others are relevant to all students.  

See also the page covering Cultural, Sporting and Travel funds.

D G Ritchie Prize in PPE

The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term, on the recommendation of the Tutors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). It is given to a student who has produced meritorious work in PPE with regard to progress and diligence as well as attainment.

The value of the Prize is determined by Governing Body and takes the form of books chosen by the prize-winner and approved by the Tutors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

D L Chapman Memorial Prize for an Original Composition in English Verse or Prose

The D L Chapman Memorial Fund was set up using a gift from the late Dr D L Chapman. The D L Chapman Memorial Prize is awarded annually for an original composition in English verse or prose. Entries should not normally exceed 10,000 words. No entry may be submitted more than once, and no material which has previously been published shall be eligible. 

Who can enter? 

The competition is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate) who is a member of the College during Trinity Term. However, no one may receive the D L Chapman Prize more than once. 

David Rhys Fund

Summary of purpose: For College clubs or societies for group cultural or sporting activities. 

Who is eligible? Undergraduates and Graduates in group applications but ONLY involving Jesus College members, not members of other Colleges.

Davies Prize

The Davies Fund was established using a gift from the Rev R A Davies. It is intended to reward academic merit. 

The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term, following the publication of finals results. Subject Tutors make their recommendations to Governing Body, who decide which of the nominated undergraduate students has achieved the most outstanding performance in a Final Honours School. 

The value of the Prize is determined by Governing Body and takes the form of books chosen by the prize-winner and approved by their subject Tutor.

Denis Stevens Prize in Music

The Denis Stevens Prize Fund was set up using money provided by Daphne Stevens-Pascucci to establish a prize in memory of her father, Professor Denis Stevens CBE, former member of the College.

The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term on the recommendation of the Tutors in Music. The Prize shall be awarded for meritorious work in the history or analysis of Western music, excluding predominantly improvised repertories. 

The value of the Prize is determined by Governing Body and takes the form of books chosen by the prize-winner and approved by a Tutor in Music.

Dickey Scholarship

The John Dickey Fund was set up in 2005 using money donated by John Dickey, a former member of the College. The Dickey Scholarship will be awarded to a US citizen who has a confirmed place to study at Jesus College.

Who can apply?

All US citizens holding an offer of a place for entry to a first degree course (BA or 2nd BA) at Jesus College.

How many Scholarships are there?

Downs Prize

The Downs Prize Fund was established using money donated by former Chemistry students and colleagues of Professor A J Downs on the occasion of his retirement. 

The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term, on the recommendation of the Chemistry Tutors. It is usually awarded to the undergraduate student who has achieved the most outstanding result in their third year examinations, but Tutors also consider the progress and diligence of students throughout their second and third years when making a recommendation. 

Edwyn Charles Hart Prize

The Edwyn Charles Hart Memorial Fund was set up using a bequest from Dorothy Iris Beaumanoir-Hart. It provides prizes to undergraduates where the College does not have a subject-specific prize.

The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term. It is given to a student who has produced meritorious work in a course where the principal subject is one where the college does not have a subject-specific prize. It is awarded in recognition of progress and diligence as well as achievement. 

Ernest Ely Genner Prize

The Ernest Ely Genner Prize Fund was set up in 1932 using money received from Mrs Margaret Genner.

The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term, on the recommendation of the Tutor in Classics. It is given to a student who has produced meritorious work in Classics or one of the joint schools with that subject. It is awarded in recognition of progress and diligence as well as achievement. 

The value of the Prize is determined by Governing Body and takes the form of books chosen by the prize-winner and approved by the Tutor in Classics.

Extended Research Project Grant

A new College fund has been set up from generous alumni donations to provide support for a small number of students who plan to undertake an extended research project (8-10 weeks research placement) over the Summer Vacation. It is expected that up to 4 awards will be made, which will contribute to the cost of living in Oxford over this period. The level of support will be in the region of up to £200 per week of the project, up to a maximum of 10 weeks; an additional contribution of up to £400 may be made to cover the cost of research expenses in the host research group.