The Bernard Aspinwall Postgraduate Memorial Prize

Supporting The Research of Young Scholars.

Research Applications

Bernard Aspinwall was a lecturer and scholar, who worked for many years at Glasgow and Strathclyde universities. His research output in Scottish Catholic history was prodigious. The Association supports young scholars through this bursary scheme named after him.

Applications from scholars and postgraduate students are welcomed. The £250 prize will be awarded for the best submitted essay on any aspect of Scottish Catholic history.  Deadline is 31 May each year, with notification within 6 weeks.

Please submit application with a covering letter containing your address, email address and a contact telephone number to the Secretary at

SCHA Conference Bursaries

The Association provides bursaries for students at Scottish universities to attend our annual conference. Attendance and travel costs up to £25 are available for 6 students.

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