Saint Andrew’s Society for Graduate Study in Scotland

The Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York has provided over 150 graduate scholarships to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States since 1960.  Senior undergraduate students who will obtain a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and who are applying to a graduate program at a Scottish university may apply to this scholarship. The award provides funds up to a maximum of $30,000 to be used for tuition, board, transportation, and other expenses. 


  • US citizen
  • Candidates must have some Scottish descent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must obtain a Bachelor’s degree and have a strong undergraduate record
  • Must reside or attend school within 250 miles of New York State
  • Must possess qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland
  • Must be applying for a graduate program at a Scottish university

Selection Criteria

Candidates should possess the qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom. The basis for selection includes:

  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Financial need
  • Statement of personal objectives

Application Process

The Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship requires institutional nomination from GU. For consideration, we must receive the following materials at by November 8, 2019

  • Completed St. Andrew’s Scholarship application form (please request).
  • Responses in a single document to the following two questions; each answer may be no longer than 200 words:
    • Why do you wish to continue your education beyond the present year?
    • Why do you wish to study in Scotland, and how will this study contribute to your overall goals?
  • Resume (2 pages max)
  • Two letters of recommendation. Writers should email letters directly to by the deadline. If you receive nomination, please note, GU will need signed original letters by December 9th. (Please be sure to explain this to those writing on your behalf.)
  • A brief statement of your financial aid at GU and anticipated need for grad study.
  • Transcripts: For the initial campus review, unofficial transcripts are sufficient.
  • If available, a letter of affiliation/offer letter from the Scottish university. (As you are applying for the St. Andrew’s, you also apply to the Scottish university of your choice, be sure to meet the appropriate application deadline for the degree program proposed.)

Saint Andrew’s Society will select six finalists to attend an interview luncheon in New York City during February or early March. Following this luncheon, two of these finalists will be awarded a scholarship for graduate study in Scotland. 


  • University Endorsement Deadline: November 8, 2019
  • External Fellowship Deadline: December 15, 2019