Fund Details
Saint Andrew's Society Graduate Scholarship
Competition Type
Global/National - Yale Endorsement


Since 1960, the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York has offered two graduate scholarships yearly to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States. Saint Andrew's Scholarships fund one year of study at any of the universities in Scotland.

A Saint Andrew's Scholarship provides up to $35,000 to cover tuition and related academic expenses and help defray transportation and living expenses.

Application Information:

Note: The next deadline by which to apply for Yale's nomination for this scholarship is 1pm on November 8, 2021.

Yale may nominate one candidate each year for this scholarship. The campus nomination process is coordinated by Fellowship Programs at the Yale Center for International & Professional Experience.
To apply for Yale's nomination for the St Andrew's the following materials must be submitted, ideally via the Yale Student Grants Database:

1.  A completed application form, available here
  1. A separate document with answers to the following two questions (each answer may be no longer than 200 words): 1) Why do you wish to continue your education beyond the present year? 2) Why do you wish to study in Scotland, and how will this study contribute to your overall goals?
  2. resume/cv (2 pages max).
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation may be submitted via the Student Grants Database OR submitted to the Fellowships office in hardcopy by the Yale application deadline. Applicants may deliver these letter to the Fellowships office in sealed envelopes with signatures across the flap. Yale's nominee for the St Andrew’s will need to ensure that the Fellowships office has signed originals of all letters by December 10th. (Please be sure to explain this to those writing on your behalf.)
  4. A copy of your Yale Undergraduate Financial Aid award sheet or, if the applicant is not receiving financial aid, a statement and budget indicating how the applicant has met expenses at Yale and proposes to meet them in Scotland.
  5. Transcripts: For the initial campus competition, unofficial transcripts are sufficient (the Fellowships office will work with the nominee to obtain an official Yale College transcript). 
    Official transcripts must also be requested from any other institution attended for post-secondary studies. Only one official copy of each transcript is required, and should be sent directly to Fellowship Programs by the campus application deadline.
  6. If available, a letter of affiliation/offer of a place at a Scottish university.  (At the same time as they are applying for the St Andrew's, students should also proceed with application to the Scottish university of their choice, being sure to meet the appropriate application deadline for the degree program proposed. Proof of application to the Scottish university and degree program of their choice will be required of all finalists.)
From the applicants nominated by their universities, the Society each year invites up to six finalists to New York for personal interviews in February or early March and, following this meeting, selects two Scholarship recipients.
Interested Yale applicants, after doing some research of their own, may refer questions to Fellowship Programs at the Yale Center for International & Professional Experience (meetings by appointment).

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Graduating seniors at Yale who are US citizens and who can describe their Scottish lineage. Preference will be given to students who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom.

Selection for an award is based on the applicant's record of academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, financial need, clarity of career purpose in pursuing graduate studies, strong reasons for wishing to continue with education--with particular clarity around the graduate study objective(s) to be achieved and why study in Scotland, some Scottish descent, and proof of US citizenship.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

Eligible candidates must be able to describe some Scottish descent.
This Scholarship is not deferable.

Links to Additional Information:

  1. Yale advice on UK fellowships
  2. St Andrews Society of New York official scholarship information
  3. St Andrews application
  4. Yale Fellowships application advice
  5. Book a Fellowships advising appointment

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Rebekah Westphal at

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            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            11/08/2021 1:00 PM