Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship

Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship

Image of US cityThe Saint Andrew's Society for the State of New York Scholarship offers funding to the total value of $70,000 for Scottish graduates to study in the United States.

Applications for 2022/23 are closed.

 

Eligibility for 2023/24 (to be confirmed)

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 2022.
  • 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 2023.

What you need to know

  • The Scholarship is tenable from August to May at a university in the United States within a radius of 250 miles of New York City, or within the area of Washington DC. If you can't find a course for your subject of study within this area the Society will consider allowing the Scholarship to be held at another university in the United States.
  • It is important to apply early as application deadlines for some universities will be before the scholarship deadline. It is highly recommended that you read the advice on the Fulbright Commission website about timelines and other important information on applying for further study in the United States.
  • It is advisable to apply to more than one university in case your application for your first-choice of university is unsuccessful.
  • The scholarship is insufficient to fund a year’s study in the United States. Information on other sources of funding is available at www.fundingusstudy.org/.
  • Although this is a prestigious scholarship if you meet the eligbility criteria and submit a strong application you have a realistic chance of success. In previous years University of Aberdeen students have succeeded in gaining one of the scholarships.
  • Applications for the 2023/24 award are expected to open in December 2022. Closing dates for some universities in the United States are likely to be at a similar time. The Fulbright Commission advises candidates to apply to universities 12 months prior to when you expect to start your course. More information

 

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