scholarship n 1, a sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc. to pursue further education, 2. an award of financial aid for a student to further education. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purpose of the donor or founder of the award.

The main feature of a scholarship is that it is a grant which aids, supports or enables someone to continue in education depending on certain predefine criteria - ‘scholarships’ at the collage and undergraduate levels predominately refer to grants that enable an individual to simply continue in education based on ability or need.

studentship 1 an amount of money that a student is given to work on a research project at a university.

Although ‘studentship’ can be taken to mean simply ‘the state or condition of being a student’, in the UK ‘studentship’ is a common name for a PhD scholarship and are most commonly offered at the postgraduate, MRes - PhD, level. Whilst they are similar to scholarships in that they allow and support individuals to continue in their education and research the main distinction between a studentship and a scholarship, is that most studentships are payment for some type of work, and as such are usually offered as MRes or PhD studentships with a working title, or within a particular field of interest.


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