UK/EU students

The Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary

Value of award


Number of awards


Start date and duration

September 2017 for 1 year.

Application closing date

Friday, 25 August at 5.00pm.


The Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary is available for Newcastle University postgraduate students accepted on the MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research. The award is £1,000 for one master’s degree student per academic year.


This bursary was provided by Newcastle alumnus, Mr. Jack Jeffery CBE in memory of his mother, Mrs Elsie Jeffery. Mrs Jeffery was a pupil at Tanfield School at Stanley, County Durham during the First World War, but family circumstances meant that she had to leave at the age of fourteen to start work. Passionate about the importance of education, even in her nineties Mrs Jeffery was still sad that she had to leave school early. Mr. Jeffery hoped that this bursary will do something to encourage prospective students to take up the challenge of postgraduate education and keep alive the memory of his mother. Mr Jeffery sadly passed away in 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this Bursary you must:

Successful recipients will be expected to meet with the donor and may be asked to provide comments and/or photographs for future publicity.

Recipients are required to give an annual update on their progress and be available to meet the donors if requested.

How to apply

Please note that you should not complete an application form until after you have accepted an offer of a place at Newcastle, either confirmed or insurance.

 Please submit an application via the online application form: Elsie Jeffery Bursary 2017-18.


Queries should be directed to: Zainab Djavanroodi, Tel: 0191 208 8745.