Saint Andrew's Application


Before beginning your application, please consult the Saint Andrew's Scholarship Overview, which explains the history and purpose of the award, eligibility requirements, the application process, guidelines for recommenders, and additional important information and resources.

The application materials will be submitted by sending via email to Christine Overstreet.

Candidates must apply through the College. The campus process includes receiving essay feedback and guidance from the Office of Fellowships; submitting all application materials to Christine, and requesting recommendation letters to be sent by the internal deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the campus Committee on Student Fellowships (and may include an interview), who will decide whom to endorse as the nominee. That candidate must also apply to the university indicated on the application. The candidate will revise the application as advised, inform recommenders of final submission procedures, and then submit the application to the Fellowships Office. The Director of Fellowships will forward it to Saint Andrew’s. Amherst may nominate only one candidate to Saint Andrew's.

Application Components

In addition to the documents you prepare, you must request two recommendations letters from Amherst College faculty, to be sent to us by the deadline above.

Documents you upload
  • the Saint Andrew’s application form - download and save to computer, then type in fields and save pdf
  • an essay of up to 400 words addressing in equal measures (200 words each) the following two questions: (1) why do you wish to continue your education beyond the present year, and (2) why do you wish to study in Scotland and how will it contribute to your overall (career) goals? Despite the nature of the prompt, the essay should read as a seamless whole, not as two separate essays. Times Roman, 1" margins, 1.5 spacing; include your name and the title "Saint Andrew's Scholarship Proposal"
  • a detailed resume/list of extra-curricular activities, honors, work experiences (may be up to two pages)
  • official Amherst College transcript (make sure it includes the current semester courses)
  • official study abroad or transfer transcripts (if applicable)
Documents you request from others
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty on letterhead, signed, scanned, and sent to Christine Overstreet via email by NOV 1. 
Additional documents
  • Financial aid letter - if selected as the Amherst nominee, the Director of Fellowships will request a letter from the Financial Aid Office attesting to the nominee's financial need and include that with the application packet

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships
212 Converse Hall, 413-542-2536, 

Mailing address: Office of Fellowships, 212 Converse Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002