noun, plural bur·sa·ries.
Examples from the Web for bursary
With some financial scheming, and the presentation of a bursary, Camille was entered a student at the college of Louis-le-Grand.
But I found a very necessary stimulus in the details of the examination for the bursary.The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
For such heresy he ought to be sent with a bursary to a seminary for priests—but enough of that.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
A bursary is what an English undergraduate would call a "Schol."The Right Stuff|Ian Hay
He was also fortunate enough to hold a bursary in St. Leonard's College, which, however, is a blunder.Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for bursary
noun plural -ries
- the treasury of a college, etc
- the bursar's room in a college
Word Origin and History for bursary
"treasury," 1690s, from Medieval Latin bursaria "treasurer's room," from bursarius (see bursar).