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A bursary (primarily a British term; American: scholarship) is a contractual grant given to students (Student) who are considered needy or deserving of support. In the early modern period, it enabled them to study at a  Latin school, Gymnasium, or university. Bursaries often entailed conditions affecting the period following education, such as an obligation to serve in the church. They were financed by the municipal council, the …

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Göing, Anja-Silvia, “Bursary”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028312>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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