Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship Program

In 1956, Saint Andrew’s Society of New York expanded its mission to include a merit-based scholarship program. Since its inception, the Scholarship Program has awarded nearly 200 graduate-level academic scholarships to promote exchange between American and Scottish universities. The Society awards four scholarships annually, each valued at $30,000 USD, to support graduate study for one year - two for US students to study in Scotland and two for Scottish students to study in the United States - all of whom are invited to study at a university in their respective areas of study to continue their education. The scholarships are granted for tuition, maintenance, and travel. The candidates are of the highest caliber and have varying fields of interest: Law, Finance, Journalism, Education and the Arts.


  • U.S citizen
  • Full-time sophomore or junior (1-2 years of study remaining after applying)
  • Completed at least 2 years of full-time study at Penn State by the fall semester following your application
  • Majoring in a STEM field

Application Process: The university is allowed to nominate one applicant, so there is an internal selection process. Applications are submitted directly to our office by the date above. Applicants will be notified within one to two weeks if they've been nominated or not. Nominees will have a chance to revise their materials, if necessary, prior to final submission. To be considered for nomination applicants must submit directly to our office via email or hardcopy ( or 321 Boucke Bldg.) the following materials:

  • Application form (available below)
  • Personal statement 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters should come directly from your references and can be emailed so long as they are on letterhead and have a signature

Office Application Deadline:  December 3rd, 2018

The application is made available in late September or early October and will be available for download then.

Year at Time of Application: 
Senior or Beyond
Duration of Award: 
Full Year or More
No Preference, Graduate Study, Financial Need (including Pell Grant recipient)
Office Nomination
Area of Interest: 
Agricultural Sciences, Architecture, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology and Computer Science, International Relations Political Science and Law, Mathematics, Music, Nursing and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics, Visual and Performing Arts
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Sept. – Dec.
Penn-State Sponsored: 
Fellowship Components: 
Graduate School
Financial Need