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The Mark Flinn Award recognises and celebrates students who are keen to develop their skills by undertaking a research project which makes extensive use of historical evidence.

Scholarship details

The Mark Flinn Award is worth £500.

You should be able to demonstrate that you have the potential for further development in your research, explain how a £500 Mark Flinn Award would benefit and support your research, and outline the sources you will be able to access if you are awarded the scholarship


Any student who is currently enrolled on a full-time programme at Edge Hill is eligible to be considered for this award in academic year 2023/24, excluding students on courses of one-year or less in duration and those in the final year of courses which are longer than one year.

Please note, it is not possible to receive multiple scholarships in recognition of the same achievement. If you have previously been awarded a scholarship by Edge Hill University, a different achievement must be outlined in any applications for the Mark Flinn Award.

About Mark Flinn

Headshot of Mark Flinn

Long-serving former Edge Hill University Pro Vice-Chancellor Mark Flinn was instrumental in the transformation of the institution from a higher education college to the successful University it is today, playing a key role in historic milestones such as gaining taught degree awarding powers, research degree awarding powers and university title.

Mark co-authored a book about the history of Edge Hill University published in 2010, titled A Vision of Learning.

With a lifelong fascination and connection with history, Mark has founded this scholarship.

Case studies

Discover the research plans of some of the first recipients of the Mark Flinn Award with our snapshots of previous winners.

How do I apply?

To be considered for the Mark Flinn Award, you need to complete and submit our Mark Flinn Award application form through the Student Life Portal.

Our scholarships are now closed.

Applications will be shortlisted by the History, Geography and Social Sciences Department, with shortlisted applications subsequently judged by a scholarship selection panel. Please note, any work submitted as part of your application will not be returned.

Outcomes will be communicated by late August. If you have any questions, please email

Contact us

If you have any queries about the Mark Flinn Award, you can get in touch with our team, and we will be happy to assist you.