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St Catharine’s College Benavitch Scholarship

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Thanks to a generous bequest from the late Maurice and Natalie Benavitch, St Catharine's offers up to five scholarships worth £10,000 to outstanding Cambridge MFin and MBA candidates. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and are intended for candidates who will become leaders in the practice or study of management, business or finance.

Recipients of the Benavitch Scholarships will become members of St Catharine's College, which was founded in 1473 and is situated in the centre of Cambridge, approximately five minutes' walk from Cambridge Judge Business School. They will become members of the College's Middle Combination Room, which is the society for graduate students of the College. 

Do I qualify for a St Catharine’s Benavitch Scholarship?

To qualify you will need to have:

  • a first class degree, GPA above 3.7 (out of 4) or equivalent from a recognised university 
  • two years' full-time post-graduation work experience.


If you want to be considered for the St Catharine’s Benavitch Scholarship, you must have accepted a place on the Cambridge MFin by 25 February 2020.

Once you have accepted your place on the Cambridge MFin please inform the Admissions Office that you would like to apply for St Catharine’s college and the Benavitch Scholarship. 

You will need to submit a 300 word essay outlining the contribution you expect to make to business and society in the future.

Application deadline: 25 February 2020.

Why the Cambridge MFin?

The Cambridge MFin focuses on the theory and practice of finance, drawing upon the University of Cambridge's long heritage of excellence in teaching and research. We are one of only a few Master of Finance programmes in which 100% of the class has existing work experience in finance.

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Applications for September 2020 are now open. 

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