The Florian Stahl Bursary At Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College would like to share news of the Florian Stahl Bursary, a two-year bursary for a young person completing the equivalent of Year 12 and 13 in the UK education system (age range 16-18).  This bursary is available to anyone currently studying in a European Jesuit school who will be sixteen in September 2022, at the start of the new academic year.
Stonyhurst College was founded in 1593 and is the oldest continuously active Jesuit school in the world.  It is located in beautiful buildings and countryside in the North West of England and its nearest airport is Manchester.  It provides an environment where young people find that rare balance of ‘living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good’, (St Ignatius) and where every young person is encouraged to develop their unique strengths whilst being guided on their own individual academic, sporting, creative and emotional journey.  Tomorrow’s leaders are nurtured through a challenging and diverse academic, sporting and creative arts curriculum ensuring that they can be the best they can be – ‘Quant Je Puis’ – in order to make the world a better place.
The Florian Stahl Bursary is offered by The Stonyhurst Foundation.  The Foundation is a separate charity which works to remove financial barriers, so that a Stonyhurst education is available to as many young people as possible.  The charity was launched on 31st July 2019 and it has received the Apostolic Blessing of His Holiness Pope Francis. During its formation phase the Foundation has made amazingly strong progress thanks to the generosity of our donors and our programme of outreach. In the academic year 2021/2022 the Foundation will be supporting 34 boarders, up from 25 in 2020/2022.  The Florian Stahl bursary has been established by a generous benefactor and past parent of Stonyhurst College, in memory of her brother who was educated at a Jesuit school in Europe.
The bursary will cover the cost of the full boarding fees for two years for a young person wishing to study either the IB or A Levels.  The costs of travel, uniform and incidentals such as school trips must be met by the candidate’s family.

The Application Process


To apply for the Florian Stahl bursary, eligible applicants must be current pupils of a Jesuit school in Europe and they and their parents must complete a Stonyhurst application form.  Applicants will then complete an interview with the Headmaster.  Recommendations from the Headmaster, formalised by the Stonyhurst Bursary Committee are then submitted to the Trustees of The Stonyhurst Foundation.  If the Trustees are satisfied that the nominated young person meets the criteria and agreed charitable aims of the donor, they will be awarded the bursary and their fees of £37,698 per annum will be paid.
For more information on The Florian Stahl Bursary, please contact:
Mrs Cathie Butcher
Stonyhurst Foundation Manager
Mr Stephen Withnell
Stonyhurst Foundation Director

Stonyhurst Sixth Form


Click here to learn more about Stonyhurst Sixth Form. If you would like to apply for the Florian Stahl bursary you need to return to this page and complete the application form below