Application for an Award 2017/18

Applications for an Award in 2017/18 are now open.

Forms to be used to support applications can be downloaded here (Microsoft Word format) Application for Award 2018.doc , or here (.pdf format) Application for Award 2018.pdf.  Forms may also be obtained from  The closing date for applications is 13th February 2018.

Awards to students, undergraduate or graduate of either gender are made on the basis of potential or established sporting excellence and  financial need. Applications should address the following criteria, which are those that the Trustees will use to judge suitability for an award:

  • Applications must be supported by an appropriate senior member of the University able to comment on the applicant’s financial circumstances. The most weight is given to those applications that are supported by the applicant’s tutor.
  • Applicants should normally be resident members of, and competing for, the University.
  • Eligible sports should normally be those for which Cambridge Blues or Half Blues are awarded.
  • Financial need must be adequately established, but levels of cost should also be taken into account.
  • Excellence in academic or in other extra-curricular areas should weigh in favour of applications.
  • If need is equal, actual or potential sporting excellence demonstrated by achievement should be decisive.
  • Neither gender nor a wish to spread between sports should influence awards.

Application forms may be supported by a separate single sheet expressing in no more than 400 words why you believe that you are suitable for an award.

Completed applications for 2017/18 must be submitted, no later than Tuesday 13th February 2018, to:
The Administrator,
The Hawks’ Club,
18 Portugal Place,

or by email to

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