• WordNet 3.6
    • n bursary the treasury of a public institution or religious order
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bursary A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies. "No woman of rank or fortune but would have a bursary in her gift."
    • Bursary The treasury of a college or monastery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bursary The treasury of a college or monastery.
    • n bursary In the universities and colleges of Scotland, a grant of money for a short period of years, obtained by a student, usually by competitive examination, to enable him to prosecute his studies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bursary in Scotland, the allowance paid to a bursar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bursaria,. See Bursar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. bursariusbursa, a purse—Gr. byrsa, skin or leather.


In literature:

He had gained a small bursary, and gave lessons when he could.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
He gained a bursary at Aberdeen, where he studied.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
He was a peasant lad, a penniless bursary student at Edinburgh University.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Such an Alceste was a standing nuisance and reproach to the rustic Acastes and Clitandres of the Lincoln bursary.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)" by John Morley
The Bursary was never mentioned.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
A twenty-five-pound bursary will pay all expenses.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I competed for a bursary, and was fortunate enough to secure one.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I" by Various
He left Craigenputtock, which had become his own property, to found bursaries at the university of Edinburgh.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
A journey to Paris resulted in the boy's obtaining a bursary at the College des Grassins.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
His farm of Craigenputtock was left to Edinburgh University in order to found the John Welsh bursaries in classics and mathematics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various

In news:

The Gordon F Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.
To honour Maple 's memory, the Batalia family has instituted a bursary for women intending to study Health Sciences at SFU.

In science:

FM was supported by a Nuffield Foundation Student Bursary.
A comparison of DA white dwarf temperatures and gravities from Lyman and Balmer line studies
Smaga for many stimulating discussions. W.P. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Oxford Overseas Bursary.
Aspects of String unification
This work was supported by an Eastern European Research Bursary from Trinity College, Cambridge and an ORS Award from the British Government.
Some finiteness results for Calabi-Yau threefolds