St. Andrew's Foundation Scholarship

Five scholarships are awarded each year to sophomores from Philadelphia-area colleges and universities planning a full year of study in Scotland.


  • Preliminary: N/A
  • Internal: Jan. 20, 2023
  • External: early March 2023

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled in a full-time course of study, and in the top quarter of your class. You must also be willing to spend a full academic year in a Scottish university. (Students who receive this scholarship are automatically exempt from Bryn Mawr's one-semester limitation.) Potentially eligible students will be notified at the beginning of fall semester.

Adviser: Eleanor (Ellie) Stanford, Fellowship Adviser.

Selection criteria: The St. Andrew's Society looks for the following qualities in selecting recipients:

  • A high level of enthusiasm
  • Respect for and interest in other views and cultures
  • Involvement in the community
  • A genuine and serious interest in the intellectual and cultural benefits of a year abroad in Scotland
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to adapt to changing/new situations
  • Motivation/drive/focus
  • Financial need

Application procedure: Students interested in being nominated should submit the online internal application to the Dean's Office.

We will choose a nominee very soon after the internal deadline. Final application is due to the Dean’s Office a few days in advance of the external deadline. You will have the opportunity to revise your essay. All nominees are expected to attend a luncheon and interview with the St. Andrew’s Society in Philadelphia in mid-March