Scholarships and Prizes
Scholarships and Prizes are awarded for academic excellence.
At the end of the academic year Clare College makes two types of award on the basis of examination results. College Scholarships are awarded to high-performing students directly by Clare College; the funding comes from the general College endowment.
Honorary, Foundation, Scholarship and Exhibition Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, they do not carry any monetary value.
Named Prizes are awarded to high peforming students in specific subjects. They are also provided from special funds that have been set up by individual donors, and the College takes care to follow their wishes when choosing the recipients of the Named Prize. If no student meets the criteria, then the prize is not awarded that year.
Any student who gains a first-class in their examination will be awarded a prize of £100 unless otherwise stated. The student will also be invited to a special dinner in the following Lent term in celebration of their success.
The list of Scholars names are printed in the University Reporter each year
|Owst Prize for Classics||For ranking in the top 6 of Part II by order of merit|
|Christopher McCann Prize for Economics||Best result for Part I|
|Paine Prize in Economics||Best result in Part IIA|
|Davis Prize for Economics||Best result in Part IIB|
|Newnes Prize for English Literature||Best result in Part II|
|Prust Prize for History||First-year Historian - Director of Studies nomination|
|Allan Prize for History||Best result in Part II|
|William Senior Prize for Law||Best result in Part II|
|Mallinson Prize for Modern Language||Best result in Part II|
|Philippa Holmes Memorial Prize in Geography||
Best Geography dissertation for a finalist
Royalston Kisch Prize for Music
|Best result in Part II|
|David Hartley Computer Science Prize||Best result in in any Part of the Computer Science Tripos|
|Chibnall Prize for Biochemistry||Best result in Part II or Part III|
|Olive Ward Prize for Chemistry||Best result in Part II or Part III|
|Owst Prize for Mathematics||in top 1/3 of wranglers|
|Harry Patten Prize for Mathematics||Best result for a Part II Mathematician who will be going on to study for Part III|
Milon Banerji Prize for Law
|Best result in Part II|
|Amiya Banerji Prize for Mathematics||Best result in Part IA or Part IB|
|Perret Prize in A&A or AMES||Best result in any Part of Arch and Anth or AMES|
|William Butler Prize for Medicine||Best result in any Part for an intending clinical medical student|
|Owen Prize for Physics||Best result in second-year Physics|
|Murgoci Prize for Physics||Best Graduand|
|Godwin Prize(s) for Life Sciences||Graduands in Biological Natural Science|
|Horne Prizes for Physical Sciences||For gaining a distinction or equivalent in Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Life Sciences, HPS, Earth Sciences but not Engineering. For undergraduate or Mphil students|
|Pressed Steel Prizes for Engineering||For gaining a distinction or equivalent in Engineering (including Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering. For undergraduate or Mphil students|
|Stephens Prize for Theology||Best result in Part IIB|
|Stephens Reading Prize||Dean's nomination|
|Robins Prize(s)||for student(s) going on to do research (no other named prize).|
|Gordon Wright Prize for Medicine||Best performance in Preparing for Patients|
|Lester Brough Prize||Contribution to the music of the College. Committee nomination|
|Lady Clare Precious Pearl Prize||Awarded to the student gaining the best mark in a dissertation in the humanities or social sciences|
for outstanding performance in your final year, with not much previous recognition.
|Exhibition Scholarship||for gaining a first class at the end of the second year (or third year) if you are on a four-year course, with less than a 2.i in your previous year.|
for gaining a first class at the end of your first year
|Foundation Scholarship||for gaining a first class at the end of the second year (or third year) if you are on a four-year course, plus at least a 2.i in your previous year.|