Supporting London students to study at St Andrews
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage young students from the Greater London area to study at St Andrews by equipping them with a scholarship towards their accommodation and living costs.
Sherlock Cruz started his first year of a BSc (Hons) Economics in September 2013, as the inaugural “London Scholar”. Sherlock, from West London, chose St Andrews because of its reputation, and its flexible modular system. Now aged 23, Sherlock is expecting to graduate in June 2017 and become the London Scholarship’s first graduate!
In September 2016, 18 year-old Eleanor Duce started her first year of an MA (Hons) Modern Languages as the second “London Scholar”. Eleanor, who hails from Hounslow, is grateful for the opportunity to study in an institution as prestigious as St Andrews, especially as she is one of the first members of her family to go to University.
The 2012 Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and the 2013 Service at Westminster Abbey raised almost £118,000, which was used to launch the first London Scholarship in 2013, administered by the Development Office at St Andrews as part of their Wardlaw Scholarships Scheme. Following the 2014 Service held at Westminster Central Hall and other fundraising activities since, the endowment fund stands at over £190,000 meaning that the fund was able to endow a second London Scholar from 2016!
You can find out more about the London Scholarship on the University’s website