Many Americans can claim Scottish descent, including some of the Founding Fathers and many of the country's early settlers and pioneers. Scottish Americans have overcome poverty and other obstacles to play an important role in the nation's history. The Scots are intensely proud of their heritage and preserve it in ways like awarding scholarships for students who wish to study here or in Scotland. As an American student of Scottish descent, there are several scholarships you maybe eligible for.

Saint Andrew's Society Scholarships

The Saint Andrew's Society has chapters all over the country, including New York, Tennessee, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado, and Washington, DC. Each organization awards scholarships to Scottish-American students who wish to study in Scotland.

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Dr. Edward May Magruder Medical Scholarship

The Dr. Edward May Magruder Medical Scholarship is for members of the American Clan Gregor Society, their children, descendants of the clan or anyone else of Scottish descent. The scholarship is awarded every year to a student attending the University of Virginia.

Nancy Zimmer nlb3w@virginia.edu

Harry and Edith Blunt Scholarships

The Harry and Edith Blunt Scholarships are for members of the American Clan Gregor Society. Adult members and their minor children can apply by sending their transcripts, college acceptance letter and a statement of their educational plans.

Susan Tichy Scholarship Committee Chair stichy@gmu.edu

San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society Scottish Ancestry Scholarship

The San Diego-Edinburgh Sister Society Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors of Scottish descent. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA to be eligible.

San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society Chrissy McPherren Ambler 858-337-4533