Scholarships and Student Funding

Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship

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 2017 or first time graduates (2016) of this University with a Scottish background are invited to apply.

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

Candidates are advised to apply to more than one university. In previous years highly qualified candidates have failed to gain a place at the university of their choice, and have then found it difficult or impossible to find a place elsewhere.

Award

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 must also be:

  • 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 2015 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 2016.

The possession of an honours degree is not essential.

Conditions

The Scholarship will be tenable from September 2017 to May 2018 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.

Scholars are expected to send to the Society at least two informal written reports, one in the first semester and the other in the second, addressing their personal and educational experiences during their time in the United States.

Criteria

Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be life-changing experience. Selection will be on the basis of an all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

Applying

Eligible applicants should complete an application form

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.

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.

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

Completed application and referee forms must be submitted by 1st March 2017 to studentfunding@ed.ac.uk

Application Forms

Completed application forms must be e-mailed by the deadline of 1st March 2017 to: studentfunding@ed.ac.uk

References

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

References must be e-mailed by the deadline of 1st March 2017 to: studentfunding@ed.ac.uk

Contact

Scholarships and Financial Support Team

Nomination

Each Scottish University will vet its own applicants and nominate one candidate to go forward to the Final Selection Committee to be held April 2017.

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