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Applications are currently open for Scottish students and graduates to apply for the Saint Andrew's Society for the State of New York Scholarship. For the academic year 2021-22, the Society is offering Scholarships to the total value of $70,000 for further study in the United States. Up to two Scholarships are offered of not less than $35,000 each.


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 2020.
  • 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 2021.


The Scholarship will be tenable from August 2021 to May 2022 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. Applicants are also advised that the scholarship is insufficient to fund a year’s study in the US and that information on other sources of funding is available at

How to apply

Further information about the scholarships, as well as application and referee forms, can be downloaded from the links below.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on Friday 19th February 2021.

Applications should be submitted by email to Andrew Mackie, Information Manager, Careers and Employability Service, University of Aberdeen

Please DO NOT send applications to the Saint Andew's Society or the Carnegie Trust.

Informal queries can be sent to Andrew Mackie in the Careers and Employability Service.

Students and graduates who are interested in applying for the scholarship are encouraged to start making applications to universities in the US as soon as possible in order to avoid missing application deadlines.