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

The Society offers two one-year scholarships available for postgraduate study in the USA (usually at masters’ level).

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Deadline for the current round of applications has passed. We're waiting on funding confirmation for the next round.

For the academic year 2024, the Society will offer Scholarships to the total value of $70,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States. Up to two Scholarships will be offered of up to $35,000 each. 

Applications may now be submitted for the Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be a life-changing experience. 

Selection will be based on an all-around assessment, including character, experience academic achievement, and need.

The selection process is conducted by the Scholarship Committee of the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.

Things to know

  • The Scholarship is tenable from August 2024 to May 2025 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.
  • 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.
  • The scholarship is insufficient to fund a year’s study in the United States. Find out more about other possible sources of funding.
  • Although this is a prestigious scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria and submit a strong application you have a realistic chance of success. In previous years University of Stirling students have succeeded in gaining one of the scholarships.

See Scholarship Particulars for all information.

Eligibility and availability

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.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted through the student’s UK university. Forms and further details can be obtained from the Andrew Forrest, Careers Service on

See Scholarship Particulars for all information.

Applications should not be submitted directly to the Saint Andrew’s Society.