bursary

noun
bur·​sa·​ry | \ˈbər-sə-rē, 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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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bursary

: 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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