Scholarships and Awards at Malvern St James

Scholarships and Awards

At Malvern St James, Scholarships acknowledge exceptional individual ability and talent in a particular area. They are competitive and are highly valued by universities and future employers. Exhibitions may also be awarded to recognise impressive ability and potential.

A wealth of enrichment and extension activities are available to all girls at MSJ including lectures from inspirational speakers, Somerville Suppers and debates, leadership opportunities and an excellent university preparation programme. In addition to this Scholars are offered a range of bespoke opportunities with considerable value, including mentoring, masterclasses, trips, workshops and regular specialist meetings.

Malvern St James Scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to all areas of School life.

They are expected to participate in all events relating to their specialism and identify ways in which they can use their talents to contribute to the wider School community. They should demonstrate leadership and initiative and perform at a very high standard in their specialist area, showing exemplary commitment and dedication.

Applicants should have considerable potential; ideally, they will already be achieving the best possible marks in their respective fields, whether academic or practical. In addition, applicants should be outstanding role models for other girls.

Senior School Scholarships carry a fee remission of up to 10% for Scholarships and 5% for Exhibitions. The final award will be considered alongside any other bursaries and remissions, the combined total of which will not exceed 40% of fees. Sixth Form Scholarships may carry a fee remission subject to means testing.

All Scholarships are awarded for as long as the student remains at the School, provided that their progress, conduct and commitment are excellent, subject to annual review. Applicants can apply for a maximum of two scholarships at each entry point and the maximum number of scholarships that can be held at any one time is two.  

Scholarships are available in...



11+, 13+ and 16+


11+, 13+ and 16+


11+, 13+ and 16+


11+, 13+ and 16+


13+ and 14+

Food & Nutrition

13+ and 16+


11+, 13+ and 16+

Product Design

13+ and 16+


11+, 13+ and 16+

In addition to our Scholarships, there is our means-tested bursary programme which includes the Founders’ Awards, Lynne Lindner Award and Elmslie Award. These have a separate process and timeline, and additional information is available on their individual pages.

Further information about scholarship fee remission and bursaries can be found on our Fees and Bursaries page.


Scholarship Deadlines and Schedule

Applications for 2024 are now open. Please see the individual specialism pages above for details of application requirements.

Sixth Form

  • Application Deadline: Friday 13 October 2023

  • Scholarship Assessments: Thursday 9 and 10 November 2023 for practical assessments and Saturday 11 November 2023 for written papers
  • Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20 November 2023. Individual dates and times to be confirmed following assessments.


Senior School

  • Application Deadline: Monday 13 November 2023
  • Scholarship Assessments: Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 January 2024
  • Interviews: Week commencing Monday 22 January 2024. Individual dates and times to be confirmed following assessments.


Please note: pupils must be registered with the School before applying for a Scholarship. If you have any questions or for more information about our Scholarship Programme, contact our admissions team: