Scholarships and Student Funding

Scottish trusts

A list of charitable trusts to assist Scottish students.

City of Dundee Educational Trust

The trust assists students who belong to Dundee. The next meeting of the Governors is to be held on the 8th of June 2022 and the deadline for applications to be considered is 12 noon on 18th of May 2022.

Dumfriesshire Educational Trust

Applicants must reside in Dumfriesshire and be wholly or substantially educated there.

East Lothian Educational Trust

For residents of the former county of East Lothian (i.e. excludes Musselburgh, Wallyford, and Whitecraig).

Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust

For residents of Glasgow who are over 18 years of age.

John Watson's Trust

Grants given to young Scottish disabled individuals. Provides help with all expenses incurred by education and training, including help with the cost of trips, books and travel expenses.

Maxton Bequest

Students may receive financial assistance from the Bequest if they are, in the opinion of the Bequest Trustees, in circumstances requiring and deserving of assistance, and if

Menzies Bursaries

Four bursaries, currently of £200 p.a. (or as the patrons shall determine) for 4 years; tenable at the Universities of St Andrews, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Candidates must undertake to pursue a full graduation course.

Moray Council Educational Trusts

For residents of Banffshire, Moray and Nairn areas. Various awards available.

Perth and Kinross Educational Trust

Applicants must have been educated in Perth and Kinross. Types of Grant: various awards.

Stirlingshire Educational Trust

For applicants belonging to the county of Stirling

The Carnegie Trust

For Scottish students studying at a Scottish University towards a first degree who are not eligible for assistance from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

The Cross Trust

Applicants must be of either Scottish birth or parentage, have 'a record of distinction and ability' and be undertaking University or College courses in Medical Elective Studies, Vacation Awards in the Arts including the visual and performing arts and music. Projects and studies which do not form part of a University course or degree will also be considered. However, HNC and retrospective applications will not be considered.

The Highland Children's Trust

Students who are under 25 from the Highland Council area of Scotland, studying for a first degree and finding it hard to manage financially at University or College.

The Muirhead Trust

Female students who are of Scottish origin, preferably studying in Scotland are eligible to apply for funding from The Muirhead Trust.

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust's aim is to help applicants reach their educational potential

The South of Scotland Youth Awards Trust

The South of Scotland Youth Awards Trust provides financial assistance to young people between the ages of 17 and 25, whose home is in the South of Scotland, to take part in projects designed to broaden their experience, develop confidence, and further their careers.