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Guidelines for US Students
Eligibility and selection criteria for the 2012/2013 scholarships are:
- Senior undergraduate students who will obtain a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university in the Spring of 2013 and can demonstrate the significance of studying in Scotland.
- Proof of application to their selected school will be required for finalists.
- Proof of acceptance to their selected schools will be required before any disbursement of the award
Candidates should possess the qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland. The basis for selection shall include the student's:
- academic achievement
- extracurricular activities
- financial need
- clarity of career purpose in pursuing the graduate studies
- a statement that sets forth why you wish to continue your education, with clarity around the graduate study objective(s) to be achieved, and why you wish to study in Scotland
- some Scottish descent
- proof of US citizenship
Only one applicant shall be considered from each institution per year.
Preference may be given to candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom.
Candidates must reside or attend school within approximately 250 miles of New York State.
Letters of reference from appropriate professors are required.
An appropriate official, with knowledge of the applicant's financial status, must certify that assistance would be required for a year of graduate study in Scotland.
Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2012, for study commencing in the fall of 2013. Interested students should request application forms through their institution.
It is the Committee’s usual practice to invite six (6) finalists to a luncheon in New York City during February or early March. Following this meeting, two (2) of these finalists will be awarded a scholarship for graduate study in Scotland. An alternate is also selected who will be awarded the scholarship should one of the two selected by unable to attend their chosen graduate study program.