The St Andrews' Society of New York State Scholarship Fund

Would you like the opportunity to study in the USA? The Carnegie Trust is administering this long-standing scholarship scheme once again whereby students will be selected to benefit from funding to study in America.


  1. 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.
  2. Candidates must also be:
    1. either graduates of a Scottish university who have completed their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) not earlier than 2017
    2. or students of a Scottish university who expect to complete their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) in 2018.
  3. An Honours degree is not essential.
  4. The Scholarship will be tenable from September 2018 to May 2019 at a university in the United States within a radius of 250 miles from New York City, or within the area of Washington DC.
  5. The monetary value of each Scholarship will be not less than $30,000, to be applied in the first instance to payment of tuition fees.
  6. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure they have fully researched the total likely cost of studying in their chosen university, as well as the cost of travel and accommodation. Neither the Society nor the Carnegie Trust can offer further financial assistance beyond the amount of the Scholarship.
  7. 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.
  8. The Society will invite its scholars to be its guests for its annual St Andrew’s Day Banquet in New York City (typically on the Friday evening before Thanksgiving) and for its annual Tartan Ball in New York City in the spring.
  9. Scholars are expected to send to the Society at least two informal written reports, one in the first semester and the other in the second, addressing their personal and educational experiences during their time in the United States.
  10. Candidates will be informed by end of March 2018 at the latest whether they have been selected for interview.

Note: Applications for this fund are currently closed.