A bursary is strictly an office for a
bursarand his or her staff in a school or college.
In modern English usage, the term has become synonymous with "bursary award", a monetary award made by an institution to an individual or a group to assist the development of their education or research, intended to cover course related costs such as books, equipment, travel and study aids. Examples include:
scholarshipgranted to a student.
* The prize for winning a competition, often in
According to the
Good Schools Guide, a bursary is "Usually for helping out the impoverished but deserving and those fallen on hard times." [http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/education-advice-and-help/scholarships-and-bursaries/money-matters.html?Itemid=52]
[http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/education-advice-and-help/scholarships-and-bursaries/money-matters.html?Itemid=52 Explanatory article at the
Good Schools Guide]
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