Scholarships and Student Funding

Saroj Lal Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant accepted onto a PGDE Primary, PGDE Secondary or MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching programme from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background

Saroj Lal

Saroj Lal

Saroj Lal was one of Scotland’s pioneering race relations activists, feminists and equality campaigners in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, latterly as Director of Lothian Racial Equality Council.   She was a trailblazer in fighting for fairness for all, and in particular for disadvantaged and marginalised Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. She was also the first Asian woman in Scotland to be appointed as a Justice of the Peace, in 1986.


This scholarship awards £1,000 which is paid at the start of the academic session towards maintenance costs. 

This scholarship is in honour of Saroj Lal a trailblazing teacher and race relations pioneer, who graduated with a PGCE from Moray House in 1970.


Any applicant to the PGDE Primary, PGDE Secondary and MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching programmes, who is from a BAME background, can apply for the scholarship. The scholarship will only be awarded once the candidate has accepted an offer and began study as a student within Moray House School of Education and Sport.


The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, and the candidate’s demonstration of a strong interest in teaching in Scottish schools and a commitment to teaching that is aligned with the pioneering work of Saroj Lal.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 BST 22nd May 2024.

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password.  If you require assistance, please go to If you have not applied for admission, please go ahead and do this and you will receive your University User Name and password.

Frequently Asked Questions


Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of June 2024. 


Ann MacDonald -

Moray House School of Education and Sport Teaching Office -