Scholarships and Student Funding

Tom and Maureen Fairlie Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to a postgraduate student within the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh who is accepted on to a programme of study and who intends to teach, or develop his/her teaching of, mathematics or science-based subjects, including Design and Technology, in secondary schools, or wishes to undertake research that contributes to the development or the effective teaching of the Scottish secondary school curriculum in the areas of mathematics or science-based subjects.


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.


Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted for 2017-18 as the deadline of 30th June  2017 has now passed.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2017.