Rosalind Jane Bairstow Bursary

The Rosalind Jane Bairstow Bursary is an annual award established in memory of Miss Rosalind Jane Bairstow, an undergraduate at St Hilda’s College in the early 1960s who died tragically young. The purpose of the award is to assist a current undergraduate of St Hilda’s College studying English Language and Literature (or one of the related joint schools taught in the College) who wishes to embark on a one year course of further academic study outside of the UK. The intention is to support study which might otherwise seem beyond an individual’s immediate financial means. It is hoped that the generous bequest made by Mrs Lucie Bairstow in honour of her daughter’s memory will encourage all students within the English School at St Hilda’s College to think purposefully and positively about their potential: how they might best build on their undergraduate experiences here at Oxford and also how they might set themselves further academic and personal goals.

Applications are accepted from eligible final year undergraduates and the scholarship should be taken up in the academic year immediately following completion of the undergraduate course. The application form can be found on Weblearn.

A prize named after Rosalind was also kindly created  by her mother, Mrs Lucie Bairstow. The prize is awarded on 22 May each year, to mark Rosalind's birthday, to a first year English undergraduate on the completion of their exams.