Graduate Scholarships & Prizes

Pembroke is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for graduate students. See below for information regarding the value of each scholarship and eligibility requirements.
Please note details below are subject to change.


  • The Pembroke Blackstone Scholarship will be offered for the first time in 2019-20.
  • The scholarship is a joint award, co-funded by Pembroke College and the Law Faculty; it is worth £10,000 and will be awarded to a BCL applicant.
  • There is no separate application procedure; candidates should simply apply to the programme and do not need to name Pembroke as their preferred college. If the successful applicant has previously been accepted by another college, her/his application will be transferred to Pembroke.


  • One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to the full-time DPhil in Biochemistry or MSc by Research in Biochemistry. 
  • The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,777. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and a generous endowment from Percival Stanion, an alumnus of Pembroke College where he was an undergraduate in the 1970s, and a member of the Pembroke Master’s Circle as well as of its Investment Committee.
  • The scholarship is only tenable at Pembroke College, and a close match of research interests with the Pembroke Biochemistry Fellow would be desirable. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Pembroke College in order to take up the scholarship.
  • There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in April 2019. Please see the  Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.  


  • The Crystal Clinical Scholarships assist clinical students studying at Pembroke College with the costs associated with their final year elective period.
  • Awards will be made in each year that suitable candidates apply and will depend on the relevance to the course and quality of planning and forethought shown to have been given to the elective project.
  • Scholarship funds will be used for travel and associated expenses. In 2016 the award was worth £450.
  • The scholarship fund has been endowed by Ben Crystal (Law 1998), son of Michael Crystal, QC who lectured in law at Pembroke in the early 1970s, to commemorate the work of his grandfather, Samuel Cyril Crystal, MB, ChB, OBE.
  • Read a report from the 2016 recipient of the Crystal Clinical Scholarship here.


  • The Collingwood Prize is an annual prize awarded in recognition of exceptional academic achievement by a graduate student of Pembroke College.
  • Robin George Collingwood was a Fellow of the College from 1912 to 1935.
  • Up to two Collingwood Prizes shall be awarded to post-graduate students each year. 
  • The Collingwood Prize is awarded at the Trinity Term Collingwood Banquet