In 1956, Saint Andrew’s Society expanded its mission to include a merit-based scholarship program. Since its inception, the Scholarship Program has awarded nearly 200 graduate-level academic scholarships to promote exchange between American
and Scottish universities.
The Society awards five scholarships annually, each valued at $35,000 USD, to support graduate study for one year - three for US students to study in Scotland and two for Scottish students to study in the United States - all of whom are invited
to study at a university in their respective areas of study to continue their education. The scholarships are granted for tuition, maintenance and travel. The candidates are of the highest caliber and have varying fields of interest: Law,
Finance, Journalism, Education and the Arts.
Scholarship candidates from the United States must be of Scottish descent. The student who qualifies for the Macmillan Scholarship, named after Agnes and Peggy Macmillan, must reside in New England, New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
The Macmillan Scholarship
The Agnes and Margaret Macmillan Scholarship is made possible through a grant from the estate of the Society’s first female member, Margaret ‘Peggy Macmillan’. In 2006, Peggy began support of the Scholarship Fund through annual donations made
in the memory of her departed sister Agnes. In the ensuing years, Peggy contributed significantly to the fund to establish the Macmillan - St. Andrew's Society Scholarship. Sadly, she passed away in April 2013. In her continued generosity,
Peggy thoughtfully remembered the Society in her estate planning; guaranteeing The Macmillan Scholarship in perpetuity. It is now aptly renamed The Agnes and Margaret Macmillan-St. Andrew's Society Scholarship.
2020 - 2021 Scholars
We continue to have the privilege of awarding scholarships to a group of exceptional students. This year's Macmillan Scholar is Jonathan Compo, stage actor with a degree in theater and performance from Georgetown University. Our second
US scholar is Joseph Lupo, a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science from Amherst College. Our third US scholar is Will MacArthur who received an AB degree in Social Studies from Harvard University. The scholars coming from
Scotland are Joseph Lavery with an undergraduate degree in law at Hertford College, University of Oxford and Florence Sharp with a degree and honours in each of Arabic, French and Latin from St Andrews University.
Georgetown University | University of Glasgow
Area of study: M Litt | Environment, Culture & Communication
University of Oxford | Harvard University
Area of study: Master of Laws (LLM)
Amherst College | University of Edinburgh
Area of study: MSc | High Performance Computing with Data Science
Flo (Florence) Sharp
St Andrews University | Harvard University
Area of study: MTS | Theological Studies
Harvard College | University of Glasgow
Area of study: MSc | Public and Urban Science
2019 - 2020 Scholars
Lafayette College | University of Strathclyde
Area of study: LLM/MSc Criminal Justice Penal Change
The Glasgow School of Art | Parsons School of Design
Area of study: MFA Textiles
Williams College | University of St. Andrews
Area of study: MS(Res) Biomedical Sciences
University of Oxford | Columbia University
Area of study: MA Global Thought
Columbia University | University of Edinburgh
Area of study: MSc Music
Study in the UK
Study in the US
Saint Andrew's Society is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization.
Donations to our funds are greatly appreciated as they support our mission of charity.