What is the Saint Andrew’s Scholarship?

Internal Deadline:

NOV 1, 2023 (extended) at 12:00 PM 

Contact the Office of Fellowships for support at least one month before this deadline.

Since 1956, the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York has provided over 185 scholarships to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States. In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Society provides significant funding for two Scottish graduate students annually to study in the United States and three Scottish-American students to study at the graduate level at any university in Scotland.

Award Details

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How do I apply and what do I need?

Please visit the Saint Andrew's application page for more information on how to apply, including information on application components, documents you’ll need to upload and documents that you’ll need to request from your recommenders.

Information for Recommendations

Please comment on the candidate's fitness for the course of study proposed and the suitability of the university chosen (why their studies and proposed career would be best served by studying at a Scottish university). Observations about the candidate's general character and ability to be a good ambassador for the U.S., as well as academic standing and ability are important to the Saint Andrew’s Scholarship Selection Committee. Format and submission: Letters have no word limit but should be on letterhead and signed and sent as a pdf.  For the internal review (when the Amherst Committee on Student Fellowships reviews the application), recommenders are asked to send their letters to Christine Overstreet by November 1, 2023. If the candidate is chosen as the Amherst nominee, we will request a hard copy.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships
212 Converse Hall


Physical address: 100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002

Mailing Address: AC #2214, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002