Awards, Grants & Scholarships

Travel Grants

Travel awards are available to students who wish to travel for a course, conference, expedition project or study visit for which the outcome will benefit either your academic studies or job prospects. If you are planning on undertaking voluntary activities in the UK or abroad during the Easter or Summer vacation period you can apply for a travel award (between £50-£150). Activities should be for the benefit of your academic studies or future employment, however we are unable to support compulsory elements of your degree scheme.

The Saunders Award

The Saunders Award is given to final year Bowland students who have made an outstanding contribution to college activities and is in honour of Dr Ian Saunders, Principal of the Bowland College from 1989 to 1999. The number of awards is usually three, though a maximum of four can be given. Recipients of the award are nominated jointly by the JCR and the Senior Members of the College. The awards are announced during the college graduation celebrations.

The Bevington Award

The Bevington Award is given for outstanding academic performances by Bowland students in their first year and is in honour of Professor John Bevington, the first Principal of Bowland College from 1964 until 1966.

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners:

  • Xiaoran Jiang (Accounting and Finance)
  • Andrew Caton (German Studies and Linguistics)

The Willcock Scholarship

The Willcock Scholarship was established to commemorate Professor Malcolm Willock’s period as Principal of the College from 1966 to 1980. The scholarship provides financial assistance to current Bowland undergraduates (including integrated Masters) who are in good academic standing but facing unexpected long-term financial difficulty which is beyond their control and which jeopardise their continuing study at Lancaster University. £2000 for two or more awards is available. Decisions will be determined by a committee chaired by the Senior Advisor. The maximum award given is £1000.


Lancashire & Cumbria Scholarship

We have two awards of £500 each available to incoming first year mature students from the Lancashire and Cumbria regions. Students with dependents who have costs associated with child-care, disabled students and students with special needs are eligible for this award. All first year mature students who are, or who will be, members of Bowland College and who have a home address postcode within the Lancashire or Cumbria region and meet the criteria are eligible to apply.