bur·​sa·​ry | \ ˈbər-sə-rē How to pronounce bursary (audio) , ˈbərs-rē \
plural bursaries

Definition of bursary

1 : the treasury of a college or monastery
2 British : a monetary grant to a needy student : scholarship

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Recent Examples on the Web Mavhinga is now an executive adviser to Camfed (Campaign for Female Education), the international nonprofit which awarded her the bursary to study law. Eoin Mcsweeney, CNN, "The pandemic reimagined sub-Saharan education, but access to digital is urgently needed," 10 Nov. 2020 As part of the project, Jayne endowed a bursary to allow scholars to research the period’s upholstery techniques and recover the furnishings accordingly. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019 Something like over 50 percent of the students there were on some sort of financial aid or bursary or scholarship. Anna Silman, The Cut, "What Was It Like to Go to School With Prince Harry?," 18 May 2018 Mars has also committed to providing 200 Level 1 FA coaching bursaries, focusing on increasing equal representation. SI.com, "FA Announces 4-Year Extension of Mars Partnership With Greater Focus on Diversity & Inclusion," 29 Mar. 2018 Both winners will receive a bursary of £6,000 to cover accommodation and travel. The Economist, "Work for usNico Colchester journalism fellowships," 28 Feb. 2018 Some are sponsored by state scholarships and bursaries. Tade Ipadeola, Slate Magazine, "The Terrestrial Challenges to Nigeria’s Ambitious Space Program," 23 Mar. 2017 UCL has also frozen its lowest rents for 2016/17 and is offering £350,000 in accommodation bursaries to its 2016/17 residents. Grace Timothy, Teen Vogue, "How University College London Students Are Protesting Rent Prices," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of bursary

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bursary

Medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa

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“Bursary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bursary. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bursary

British : an amount of money that a student is given to help pay for college or university study : a scholarship or grant

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