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

The Society offers scholarships to the total value of $70,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States.

Key facts

Fee status


Your country/region



Undergraduate, Postgraduate (taught)

Number of awards


Value of awards

Up to $35,000 each


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

The deadline has passed for 2023 but the scholarship should be back for next year with updates from September 2023 onwards. All information is for reference only.

Up to two scholarships will be offered of up to $35,000 each.

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 on the basis of an all-round assessment, including character, experience and academic achievement.

The selection process is administered for the Society by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, who will convene the Selection Committee and make recommendations to the Society.

The scholarship will not cover all costs. Find out more about other possible sources of funding.

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.

Please read the further particulars for full details of the Saint Andrews Scholarship.

How to apply

Please email Andrew Forrest on for the documentation, the application form and the referee form.

Applications must be accompanied by references from two academic referees written on, or annexed to, the form entitled 'Confidential Report by Referee'. The form must be signed and dated by the applicant and the referee and emailed to

Closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Applications should NOT be submitted directly to the Saint Andrew’s Society or to the Carnegie Trust.


Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2023 if they have been selected for interview and the interviews will take place in Edinburgh in the second half of April 2023 (exact date to be confirmed). Candidates will be informed whether they have been successful as soon as possible thereafter.