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In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Society provides significant funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the United States and two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland.
•Initiated by the Society at its 200th anniversary in 1956, the Saint Andrews’s Society Scholarship Program has consistently attracted the top students from the most competitive institutions of learning; including, Harvard University, St. Andrews University, Edinburgh University, New York University, University of Glasgow, Oxford University, Cambridge, Columbia University, etc.
•The Society provides funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the US and two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland. Each scholarship currently provides funds of $20,000 to $30,000 to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation and other expenses.
St. Andrews Scholarship - Fall 2012
The St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York has provided over 150 scholarships to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States since 1956.
Eligibility and selection criteria for the 2012/2013 scholarships are:
• Senior undergraduate students who will obtain a Bachelor's 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.
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
• Statement of personal objectives
• Some Scottish descent
• Proof of US citizenship
Only one applicant shall be considered from each institution per year.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom.
Candidates must reside or attend school within 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.
It is the scholarship 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.
DEADLINE: December 15 of senior year