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The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


In addition to the specific postgraduate bursaries mentioned above, we offer a range of smaller, more flexible, awards to students studying courses within the Communications and Content industries.


To help you identify if your course is applicable please click the button   Qualifying industries 

Financial Assistance (Closing date for 2024 Awards - 31 July 2024)
This award is based on need and is given annually to UK residents towards the cost of starting or continuing their education at college or university. If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from meeting the aplication deadline please contact the Eduction Coordinator. Preference will be given to students intending to enter the Communications and Content industries after completing their course.   Financial assistance application form

Major Awards (Closing date for 2024 Awards - 31 July 2024)
Major Awards are offered annually for UK residents .  If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from meeting the application deadline please contact the Educaton Coordinator. Preference is given to those applying for courses in communication and content, including papermaking, packaging, publishing, bookbinding, conservation, librarianship and archiving. major award application form
Francis Mathew Travel Award (Closing date for 2024 Awards - 31 May 2024)
Francis Mathew was Manager of ‘The Times' from 1948 to 1965. On his death in 1965 his many friends in the industry established a memorial fund and asked the Stationers' Company to administer it to provide travelling scholarships for students. Applicants must be UK residents. Francis Mathew Application Form
Prize and Scholarship Fund
The Prize and Scholarship Fund supports excellence in the pursuit of knowledge by awarding prizes and scholarships to: the children of Liverymen and Freemen of the Stationers' Company studying for a degree, or carrying out further education or research at a University or College of Higher Education in the UK or overseas; students on courses linked to the Communications and Content industries through appropriate educational establishments in the form of funds for prizes.
Annual prizes are awarded for journalism to students at City University and for media techniques to students working through City and Guilds.
Note re UK Resident definition: The official definition of ‘resident in the UK is: ‘The student is settled in the United Kingdom on the first day of the academic year of the course, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) throughout the three years immediately preceding that date, and provided that he or she has not been resident therein, during any part of the three year period, wholly or primarily for the purpose of receiving full-time education’
All enquiries relating to awards, which will be treated in the strictest confidence, should be addressed to:-
Katie Dare, Education Coordinator
For general information about other postgraduate awards and internships etc offered by other charitable institutions, please click here.