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St. Andrew’s Society of Washington DC Founders’ Scholarship

Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 5, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

April 30, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington DC Founders’ Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple post-secondary students of Scottish birth or heritage. Bear in mind that applicants from the United States must also hold permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (the District of Columbia, the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia). Other evaluation criteria include an identifiable need for financial assistance, a meritorious academic record, and an indication that the proposed course of study will materially contribute to the applicant’s intellectual development and economic independence. Special attention will be given to applicants whose work would enhance public knowledge of Scottish history or culture.

If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC, founded over 250 years ago, is a fraternity of Scottish descendants from around the Nation's Capital who celebrate Scottish culture and heritage. Their mission to "relieve the distressed" is fulfilled through charitable works through the Washington Scots Charity & Education Fund.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students


U.S. Citizens, Other


Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia


All applicants must be of Scottish birth or descent, and applicants from the United States must reside in one of the states listed above.

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit proof of their Scottish birth or heritage.


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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens and international students.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The St. Andrew’s Society of Washington DC Founders’ Scholarship winner will be announced: June 30, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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