Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship 2015-2016

The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship funds one year of study in or near New York City.

Final year students about to complete a first degree before September 2015 or first time graduates (2014) of this University with a Scottish background are invited to apply.

Two scholarships are available, but only one nomination may be made by each participating institution.

The value of the Scholarship Grant is $30,000, which is intended to cover the cost of university tuition fees in the first instance, but at the discretion of the Selection Committee may be applied wholly or mainly towards the cost of travel or accommodation, if they are satisfied that tuition fees will be paid (or waived) by the host university or by another grant-giving body.

Any costs above this must be met by the successful student.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Scottish by birth or descent, and will be expected to have current knowledge of Scotland and Scottish current affairs, and of the Scottish tradition generally. The Society expects its scholars to be good ambassadors for Scotland; and
  • graduates of either a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who have completed their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) not earlier than 2014 or students of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who expect to complete their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) in 2015.

The possession of an honours degree is not essential.

Conditions

The Scholarship will be tenable from September 2015 to May 2016 at a university in the United States within a radius of 250 miles from New York City, or within the area of Washington DC.

Where a student cannot find a course for his/her special subject of study within the geographical area indicated above, the Society will consider allowing the Scholarship to be held at another University in the United States.

Applying

Completed application forms must be submitted by Friday 13th February 2015.

Applicants can download an application form in Rich Text Format (RTF) or PDF (which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

You may also request an application from Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Scholarships and Student Funding Services
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Work: +44 (0)131 651 4070
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 4066
Email:

Completed application forms must be submitted by the deadline to Mr Roland Tye.

  • Mr Roland Tye
  • Scholarships and Financial Support Manager
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Old College
  • South Bridge
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9YL
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 2220
Email:

Candidates will be required to indicate in their application the University in the United States at which they wish to study and should make direct application for admission to that university now.

References

Applicants should also arrange for references from two academic referees to be submitted on the appropriate referee form.

These must be returned to Mr Roland Tye no later than Friday 20th February 2015.

Nomination

Each Scottish University will vet its own applicants and nominate one candidate to go forward to the Final Selection Committee to be held late March/early April 2015.

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