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bursary n : the treasury of a public institution or religious order

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  1. a monetary award to university students that allows them to continue their studies
  2. the treasury of a religious order or public institution

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Extensive Definition

A bursary is strictly an office for a bursar and his or her staff in a school or college.
In modern English usage, the term has become synonymous with "bursary award", a monetary award made by an institution to an individual or a group to assist the development of their education or research, intended to cover course related costs such as books, equipment, travel and study aids. Examples include:
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