Bursaries Scholarships & Awards

Bursaries, Scholarships & Awards

Cheltenham College offers scholarships, exhibitions and awards in a wide range of areas at both 13+ and 16+.

We offer them to pupils who show exceptional existing ability and also to those who show high potential. All awards are entirely merit-based and given on the basis of an exam, audition or other appropriate assessment. Pupils can apply for more than one award if they wish.


Excellence is encouraged in both academic and co-curricular aspects of College life. One of the main vehicles for such encouragement is the offer of College Awards in the form of Scholarships and Exhibitions, awarded at 13+ or 16+. College Awards include Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport. Scholarships are awarded for outstanding performance and ability in a chosen field and Exhibitions for excellent talent and potential. Scholars are presented with a cerise tie and Exhibitioners are presented with a black and cerise tie, making them visible throughout College.

College has high expectations of Award holders and they are expected to have an encouraging attitude towards learning and collaboration in their chosen field and throughout all of their classes at College. In addition to exhibiting excellence and flair in their field of expertise, they are expected to utilise opportunities to develop and take on leadership positions.

For full details of all the scholarships we offer, read our Becoming an Award Holder booklet. You can also see a timeline of applications for our awards here. To apply for one of our scholarships, please click to download a form below.


Cheltenham College is committed to widening access to independent education. To support this commitment, we offer bursaries. Bursaries are potentially available from Year 6 onwards and are not limited to pupils who show exceptional talent – any child who meets our baseline entrance requirements can apply.

Our bursaries are means-tested and may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% of the tuition fees payable depending on financial circumstances.  A bursary can be applied for alongside a scholarship (or scholarships) if you wish.
Full information can be found in our Bursary Policy.

If you have any questions about fees, scholarships, exhibitions, awards or bursaries, please do not hesitate to contact The Bursary/Finance team by telephone on 01242 265 643 or by email.

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We understand the unique challenges that military families face when choosing how and where to educate their children. At College and The Prep we aim to provide flexibility and support to ensure that your children receive the very best education and care, wherever you are posted.

For more information see our Military Families page.

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