St. Andrew's Society Scholarship for Graduate Study in Scotland

Multiple Locations,
United Kingdom
Term: Academic Year

Provides post-baccalaureate scholarships to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States

The next application deadline is Nov 8, 2021
See other program dates

Founded in 1756, Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York is the oldest charitable organization in New York State. Today members continue to celebrate Scotland and Scottish culture contributing to the fabric and diversity of life in New York

In continued efforts to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States, the St. Andrew's Society awards postgraduate fellowships for American students to study in Scotland annually. Since 1956, the Scholarship Program has provided over 200 scholarships of these awards.

Selection Criteria

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 following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Financial need
  • Statement of personal objectives
  • Two Letters of Recommendation


  • Senior undergraduate students who will obtain a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the Spring semester and can demonstrate the significance of studying in Scotland
  • Proof of application to their selected school will be required for finalists
  • Proof of US citizenship
  • Some Scottish descent
  • Candidates must reside or attend school within 250 miles of New York State

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom

University nomination

Only one applicant shall be considered from each institution per year. To apply for nomination, click "Start Your Application" and complete all application materials before the internal deadline. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to by the internal deadline.

It is the scholarship committee's practice to invite six finalists to a luncheon in New York City during February or early March. Following this meeting, two of these finalists will be awarded a scholarship for graduate study in Scotland.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Senior, U.S. Citizen
Fellowship Type:
Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Multiple Locations,
United Kingdom
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 8, 2021
Internal deadline