Scholarships and Student Funding

The Lt Col Jack Wishart Scholarship

The Lt Col Jack Wishart Scholarship has been amended with the support of Dr Maria Diugolecka-Graham and the University of Edinburgh to allocate funds to students who are suffering financial hardship due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lt-Colonel Wishart graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1960 with a Chemistry BSc (Hons). After starting his professional life as a chemistry and physics school teacher, Jack joined the Army in 1964. This was the start of a fascinating and successful career in the education, training and intelligence areas of the Army, seeing Jack posted throughout the UK as well as Cyprus, Germany and the USA.


Students eligible for the hardship funding will be able to apply for an award of up to £500 per academic year. There are 10 awards available. The funds can contribute to travel, accommodation and subsistence for those most in need. The funds cannot replace loss of income but can provide a contribution towards living costs.


The fund supports fully matriculated students enrolled on an eligible programme of study in the School of Chemistry or the Edinburgh Medical School and will be allocated on a first come first basis until the funds are fully drawn.

Eligible programmes of study:

  • Any programme of study in the School of Chemistry
  • Final year undergraduate students studying MBChB
  • Postgraduate students in the Edinburgh Medical School

Preference will be given to students who have not received Covid hardship payments from additional funds made available in 20/21.

The fund is open to all international students with priority being given to Eastern European students including Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine.

Students will be encouraged to acknowledge the fund and the difference it has made to their studies.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.


Welfare Advisors at the EUSA Advice Place are available to answer your questions and provide support for your application. We recommend contacting a Welfare Advisor before completing the form Advice Place Contacts.

Application form

During the application process, you are required to attach supporting evidence such as:

  • All bank statements – The statements must be official statements in PDF format that show the account holder name, account number, transaction details and running balance.  These must cover the recent 3 months,  (screen shots are not acceptable)
  • A copy of the lease for the property you are renting (screen shots are not acceptable)
  • Any scholarship or funding letters
  • Any other information asked for within the application process

Please ensure all attachments are in the format of PDF’s.  Without the relevant information, this will cause a delay in assessing your application.

Your application was logged in our call management system and you will have received a call number.  We would ask that you please refrain from sending duplicate e-mails, if you need to add to your original e-mail please use the call link you will receive by return email on submission of your form.  We are aware of the urgency of your application and will ensure we deal with the application as quickly as possible.    We are posting our processing dates to keep you updated and we will be in touch if further details or supporting documentation is required. 

The fund is currently closed and will reopen for application on the 17th of January 2022. 

Assessment of application

Assessment normally takes about 20 working days from receipt of a complete application, you will receive an email informing you of the decision.  Please note, due to the current circumstances  applications may take longer dependant on the number of applications we are receiving.  The University is also now in a transitional period of staff working from home this task may take longer which will therefore, increase these timelines. 

If your application is successful, it can take up to 10 working days for payments to be processed.  

Payment of award

Awards are paid by BACS (Bankers' Automated Clearing Services) to a UK bank account.  If you are successful, Finance will process payment to your bank account.  You will be asked to provide these details via a link on the form. If you do not provide your bank details during the application, this will delay payment.