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United College Scholarships

Ramsay scholarship.

North Wing, United College, by David Octavius  Hill & Robert Adamson, 1846.   Image courtesy University of St Andrews Library.  EPM-1-9

Founded 1681 by Rev. John Ramsay, minister at Markinch. (Ord. 87, St A.12). Two worth c. £37 each tenable for four years after a special competitive examination.

Guthrie scholarship.

Founded 1864 by J. A. Guthrie of Craigie and A. C. Guthrie of Torosay. To be competed for by students who have already studied for two years. Four scholarships tenable for four years available. Worth £100 in first year and £50 in each of three following years. The scholar is to continue his education at Oxford of Cambridge or some foreign University, but with the consent of the trustees he may opt for divinity, law or medicine in a Scottish University. Patrons – Principal and professors of Humanity, Greek and Mathematics.

Bruce of Grangehill and Falkland scholarships.

Founded in 1865 by Mrs Tyndall Bruce of Falkland in memory of her uncle, John Bruce of Grangehill and Falkland. Two worth £50 each, tenable for two years. Open to those who have completed examinations for an honours degree. Where there is more than one applicant, preference will be given to a specified department – Classics, Mental Philosophy and Mathematics to be specified on a three year rota. If there is more than one candidate from the specified department who have achieved same class of degree then a competitive examination will be held. If there is no one from the specified departments then someone from Natural History, failing which a student who has entered on the study of divinity. A divinity student must attend St Mary’s College, but if studying Literature, Science, Law or Medicine may prosecute those studies at Edinburgh University.  Patrons – Senatus Academicus.

Science scholarship.

Placed at the University’s disposal by HM Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851. Worth £150 annually and tenable for two years to enable holder to continue study of science to aid its advance of application to industry.