Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarships 2021

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is again administering this long-standing scheme for the selection of recent graduates from this side of the Atlantic to benefit from a Scholarship to be awarded by the St Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.

Two one-year Scholarships will be available for postgraduate study in the USA (usually at masters’ level) with a value of up to $35,000 each.

Applications can now be submitted for the Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarships for the session 2021-22. Applications must be submitted to the UHI Dean of Students, Iain Morrison, by Monday 1st March 2021 to allow sufficient time for internal processing. Under existing arrangements with the Society, each Vice-Chancellor is invited to nominate up to two candidates. Please note that the Trust will not accept direct applications.

Links to the particulars, application form and reference form can be found at the foot of this page.

For additional support with completing the application form, please contact the Careers and Employability Centre.

Applicants will be notified by 1st April if they have been selected for interview and the interviews will be held in April/May 2021 with notification to successful and unsuccessful candidates mid-May.  At the interviews, the Selection Committee will choose the two successful nominees plus a reserve. The reserve will only be offered one of the scholarships if either of the first choice nominees is unable to take up the award.

Please note that previously a number of worthy candidates have been placed in difficulties because they have applied to only one US University and then failed to gain a place.  And, some US universities can be very slow in making decisions.  We urge potential candidates, wishing to study in the US, to “spread their bets” by applying to several universities.

Finally, we note that, the St Andrews Scholarship grant is insufficient to fund all the costs of a year’s study in the US, so please check the website as a guide to other sources of funding.

If you have any questions relating to the Scholarships please contact


St Andrews Society Particulars 2021-22
St Andrews Society application form 2021-22
St Andrews Society Referee form 2021-22