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ˈbɜr sə ribur·sa·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bursarynoun

    the treasury of a public institution or religious order


  1. bursarynoun

    A monetary award to university students that allows them to continue their studies.

  2. bursarynoun

    The treasury of a religious order or public institution.


  1. Bursary

    A bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.


  1. bursary

    A bursary is a monetary award provided to a student typically based on their financial need to support the costs associated with their education. This type of financial aid is often awarded by educational institutions, governments, or other organizations and is usually not required to be repaid. The allocation can also be based on other factors such as academic achievement, a particular area of study, or a specific demographic background.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bursarynoun

    the treasury of a college or monastery

  2. Bursarynoun

    a scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies


  1. Bursary

    A bursary is an office for a bursar and his or her staff in a college or school. In modern English usage, however, the term has become synonymous with monetary awards made by some institutions to individuals or groups of people who cannot afford to pay full fees. According to the Good Schools Guide, a bursary is "usually for helping out the impoverished but deserving and those fallen on hard times." According to The Hobsons UK Boarding Schools Guide, numerous independent schools have bursary capability, namely grants from the school to help pay education fees. These are usually awarded after a "means test" of family income and are not necessarily dependent on examination performance, although some account of academic ability will be taken. Bursaries may be awarded in addition to scholarships where financial need is demonstrated and the prospective student would otherwise be unable to enter the school. To obtain such a bursary, it is customary for parents to be asked by the school’s bursar to fill in an application form, giving details of their financial circumstances, supported by documentary evidence, including capital assets. The application will be considered by the school in accordance with its bursary policy. The award will often only remain in force until the pupil has sat the next relevant public examination. Most schools will review bursaries annually to ensure that the justification for an award remains. In Britain any award made before GCSE will not necessarily continue to the A-level stage.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bursary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bursary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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