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Malvern St James The Founders' Awards Bursary Fund

The MSJ Bursary Fund Founders’ Awards

A donation to the Founders’ Awards contributes to a transformational experience for talented girls who couldn’t be at Malvern St James without financial assistance.

A Founders’ Award is the School’s most prestigious scholarship, currently available to the Sixth Form only. The scholarship comes with a means-tested bursary, which can go above the usual 40% cap. With more funding, it is hoped that we can increase the level of fee remission awarded to Founders’ scholars, ultimately up to 100% or even 110%. We would also like to introduce the Awards in the Senior School. Please see more information in the £2m Campaign for Fully Funded Bursary Places section. 

Girls who receive this award are expected to show all-round excellence in academic achievement, as well as a very significant contribution to extra-curricular school life and student leadership.

The Founders’ Awards are so-called in recognition of the founding schools that make up Malvern St James. As well as the generic Founders’ Awards, there are specific Founders’ Awards in the names of Malvern Girls’ College, St James’s School and The Abbey School, should Old Girls of one of the founding schools wish to donate within these named awards. Bursaries can also be specifically named in honour of pupils or staff associated with the schools.

Have a look at our short video from Founders’ Awards scholars, and the impact it has had on them.

In the video below, you will see a Q&A with Mr Bernard Taylor, MSJ family and donor to the school's first 100% funded bursary place. Mr Taylor discusses the motivation behind making a contribution to Bursaries at MSJ.

Mr Taylor, A Donor's Story

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to this ongoing project. 

Read below about how your gifts have impacted our girls.

The Founders' Awards recipients by year