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

Examples of bursary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prize, which comes with a 5,000 euro ($5,700) bursary, was unveiled Thursday. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2022 Germany’s Beta Group is backing a trio of new awards, each with a substantial cash bursary, to entice feature film directors to try out the world of serial television. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2022 Dancing Ledge also runs the High-End TV Mentoring Program with ScreenSkills and ITV, a Directors Mentoring Scheme with BBC TV, and offers an annual TV Writer in Residence bursary. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 6 Apr. 2022 Goteborg’s Dragon Award comes with a SEK 400 000 ($438,000) cash bursary for the winning film. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Feb. 2022 All will compete for the best Nordic film honor, which comes with a cash bursary of SEK 400,000 ($44,000). Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2022 Following a panel submission, he was also awarded a £2,500 bursary to invest in marketing and communications for his business. Jamie Hailstone, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 IWC Schaffhausen bursary, which recognizes emerging talent. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 17 Oct. 2021 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, 10 Nov. 2020 See More

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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 13 Aug. 2022.

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