In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Society provides significant funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the United States and two American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland.
Initiated by the Society at its 200th anniversary in 1956, the Saint Andrews’s Society Scholarship Program has consistently attracted the top students from the most competitive institutions of learning; including, Harvard University, St. Andrews University, Edinburgh University, New York University, University of Glasgow, Oxford University, Cambridge, Columbia University, etc.
Each scholarship currently provides funds of $30,000 to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation and other expenses.
The Agnes and Margaret Macmillan Scholarship - St. Andrew's Society Scholarship
In 2006, the Society was approached by Ms. Margaret 'Peggy' Macmillan, who expressed a strong interest in supporting the Society, specifically the Scholarship Fund, in memory of her dear departed sister, Agnes. In the ensuing years, Peggy contributed significantly to the fund, enabling us to establish the Macmillan -St. Andrew's Society Scholarship in the amount of $30,000, now one of the two scholarships awarded each year in the United States.
Sadly, Peggy herself passed away in April 2013, but in her continued generosity she thoughtfully remembered the Society in her will, guaranteeing in perpetuity her scholarship, now aptly renamed The Agnes and Margaret Macmillan-St. Andrew's Society Scholarship. The Society will be forever grateful to Peggy.