Former First Minister of Scotland, Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. hosted the 2012 Combined Scottish Societies of Maryland with featured speaker Former First Minister of Scotland, Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Event program book.
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To be eligible, scholars must be of Scottish birth or descent. Applicants who are British subjects must have been born in Scotland. Applicants who are United States citizens must maintain their permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (defined here as comprising the District of Columbia, the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia).
All applicants must be able to cite their Scottish descent and must submit a statement of their plans and goals. Other criteria applied by the Scholarship Committee 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 demonstrably contribute toward enhancing knowledge of Scottish history or culture. Finalists must be willing, upon request, to make themselves available in person or by telephone for interview by the committee or its designated representative.
The deadline for completed applications to be received by the Committee is 30-April, and scholarship awards will be announced by 30-June. Download the application in PDF or Word format below.
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Mr. T.J. Holland
Chairman, Scholarships Committee
St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC
1443 Laurel Hill Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182-1711 USA
At right, top:
Ms. Smith-Christmas, SAS Scholar 2008-2012
Touring, at Inverary Castle.
At right, bottom:
Ms. Sprague, SAS Scholar 2006-2010
Graduation Day, with Parents.