Carnegie Trust: St Andrew's Society Scholarships

Academic year

Overview

For the academic year 2017-18, the Saint Andrew's Society will offer Scholarships to the total value of $60,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States. Up to two Scholarships will be offered $30,000 each.

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 a life-changing experience. Selection will be on the basis of an all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

The selection process is administered for the Society by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, who will appoint the Selection Committee and make recommendations to the Society.

Eligibility

Candidates 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.

Candidates must also be:

either graduates of 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 2016 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 2017

An Honours degree is not essential.

Conditions

The Scholarship will be tenable from September 2017 to May 2018 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.

Candidates are strongly 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 St Andrews scholarship grant is insufficient to fund a year’s study in the US, so please visit www.fundingusstudy.comfor information on other sources of funding.

Closing date for applications: 15 March 2017.

Applications

An electronic version of the Application form is preferred, and should be sent to:

Development & External Relations 
Edinburgh Napier University
Sighthill Campus - Room 5.B.24
Sighthill Court
Edinburgh
EH11 2BN

Email: [email protected]

Applications should not be submitted to the Saint Andrew’s Society or to the Carnegie Trust.

Candidates will be required to indicate in their application the University in the United States at which they wish to study and should make direct application for admission to that university now.

References

Applicants should also arrange for references from two academic referees to be submitted on the appropriate referee form.

The form must be signed and dated by the applicant and the referee.

These must be returned to [email protected] no later than 15th March 2017.

Interviews

Candidates will be informed in late March 2017 or early April 2017 whether they have been selected for interview.

Interviews will take place in week beginning 24th April 2017. Candidates will be informed whether they have been successful as soon as possible thereafter.

Deadline

Application will close on 15 March 2018

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