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The Saint Andrew's Society for the State of New York Scholarship offers funding for Scottish students and recent graduates to study in the United States. 


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.


The Scholarship is usually tenable from August to May 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

Applications for the 2021/22 academic year are closed. Applications for 2022/23 are expected to open in December 2021. If you have any questions about the scholarship please email Andrew Mackie in the Careers and Employability Service.