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 2023 or first time graduates (2022) of this University with a Scottish background are invited to apply.

Each institution is invited to nominate up to two candidates.

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.

The value of the Scholarship Grant is $35,000, 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.


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 2022 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 20223.

The possession of an honours degree is not essential.


The Scholarship will be tenable from August 2023 to May 2024 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.


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.


Eligible applicants should complete an application form.  



You can also request an application from the Scholarships and Financial Support Team.

Completed applications must be emailed by the deadline of 27th of February 2023 to Scholarships and Financial Support Team.   Please note that this deadline is earlier than the deadline set by the Carnegie Trust for receiving nominations from institutions and the requirement for references must also be fulfilled by the same date.


Applicants should also arrange for references from two academic refereees to be submitted by using the reference form below for each reference.



References must be received by the deadline of 15th of February 2023 to Scholarships and Financial Support Team. 

Applications received without the appropriate references will not be considered.


Scholarships and Financial Support Team

Contact details


Candidates will be informed by end March 2023 whether they have been selected for interview. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh, probably in the second half of April 2023 (exact date to be confirmed). Candidates will be informed whether they have been successful as soon as possible thereafter.

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