Awards are available to both undergraduates and postgraduates.
A prize is awarded to the student with the best overall performance in Corporate Finance.
A prize is awarded to the student with the best overall performance in Business Studies 1.
A prize is awarded to the best woman student reading for an MA degree in Business Studies and Accounting.
A prize is awarded to the most distinguished dissertation submitted for the MA Business Studies/International Business Honours degree, in any subject area.
The fund was established to commemorate the life of Dr Jock Macandrew, BCom 1984, PhD 1988, who died in 1998. The fund enables students to take part in the work placement scheme run by the Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (Step).
The Step programme is a national programme run through a network of agencies around the UK and offers placement opportunities for selected students in small businesses.
As the firms are usually owner-managed, it gives the students an excellent opportunity to experience the challenges of entrepreneurship first-hand by working on a specific project of vital importance to the firm's development.
The scholarship is open students in their second or penultimate year studying an MA Business Studies/International Business Degree Programme.
Further information is available from the Step website.
Up to four awards, to a value of between £100-£300, are awarded to help students with the project work relating to dissertations. This might cover postage or photocopying costs, travel, inter-library loans or any other aspect of library or fieldwork research towards the dissertation.
The award is open to full-time undergraduate students who will be enrolling for the fourth (Honours) year of the MA Business Studies/International Business degree programme.
Application Procedure: Students wishing to apply should contact the Management School Office for further details and an application form. Students should discuss their application with either their Dissertation Advisor and/or their Director of Studies.
Application Deadline: June of the student's third year of study
Selection Procedure: The Awarding Committee will take into consideration the student's project proposal, their general academic record and their financial circumstances. The Committee may also ask for verbal references from the students' Directors of Studies and/or Dissertation Advisors. The Committee will normally make their decisions on the basis of the information in front of them; however, they may, at their discretion, decide to interview some applicants.
The Colin Gilbert Dunnan Prize prize is awarded to the MA Business Studies or MA International Business student with the best overall performance in second year.
The W V Stevens Prize prize, to the value of £150, is awarded annually for the best overall performance in Final MA Business Studies/International Business degree examinations.
The fund was established in 1990 by members of the Stevens Family to commemorate the life of W V Stevens, who was founder of the University of Edinburgh Commerce Graduates' Association and who retained a long association with the University of Edinburgh.
Up to three scholarships, up to the value of £1,000 per scholar, are awarded to enable young students to travel abroad in order to study and research any aspects of business. The successful students are expected to undertake their travel and research during the summer vacation before their fourth year. Students in their second year who intend to spend their third year abroad may apply for the vacation before their fourth year.
The scholarship is open to:
The above is subject to alterations as they occur in the University of Edinburgh calendar.
To be considered for the award, undergraduate applicants should normally be under the age of 25 on 30 June in the year of the award.
Postgraduate applicants should normally be under the age of 30 on 30 June in the year of the award. Preference will be given to applications which refer to travel outside the UK and/or outside the applicant's home country.
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed outline of the proposed travel and research plans; a proposed budget; and a reference from either their Director of Studies or the Director of the MBA Programme.
As the proposed travel and research programme will be the most important consideration in the award of the scholarship, applicants should state clearly the objectives of their programme, the reasons behind the choice of topic, evidence of access/practicality of the proposal and anticipated outcomes of the programme.
All candidates should also submit a budget outlining the costs associated with the proposed travel and research programme.
Applications should be written to:
Head of School, c/o The Robertson Ness Scholarship Secretary, The School Office, Room 122, William Robertson Building.
Application Deadline: 20 January
Selection Procedure: The Awarding Committee will consider the applicant's intellectual merit; record of contribution to the community; proposed travel and research programme; and the comments of the applicant's Director of Studies (for undergraduates) or Programme Director (for postgraduates). Applicants will be informed by letter whether they are to be invited for an interview sometime in February/March in each year.
This article was published on May 4, 2010