Scholarships and Student Funding

Tom and Maureen Fairlie Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student who intends to contribute to the development of mathematics or science-based subjects, including Design and Technology, in Scottish secondary schools.

The Tom and Maureen Fairlie Scholarship

This scholarship awards £1,000 per annum, which is paid at the start of the academic session towards maintenance costs and is tenable for the duration of the postgraduate programme of study, subject to satisfactory academic progress.


The scholarship is awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit with candidates also requiring to demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment to either the teaching of, or development of, mathematics and science in Scottish secondary schools.

The selection panel will also take into account the financial circumstances of applicants to ensure that as far as possible a student's financial situation does not impede a university education.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

Please note that applicants planning to study a PGDE are also encouraged to apply for this award and should contact before proceeding with the online application for further information.

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application by 30th June 2016.

In addition to the standard questions on the application, applicants should also provide the following information within their application:

  • In Section 3b - "Personal Statement Continued", applicants should write an additional statement, not exceeding 250 words, addressing the following question:

"What is your vision of an effective teacher of mathematics or science?"

Without this statement, your application will not be considered.

Postgraduate Master's Online Scholarship Application Form


A Selection Committee will meet in July 2016. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by August 2016.