The following is a list of bursaries taken from the University Calendar at a point near the end of the period covered by the Register. It does not take note of any changes in conditions, amount, patronage or number of bursaries.
Founded 1458 by Bishop Kennedy. Normally five available each year , tenable for 4 years. Worth £10 a year. Strictly there were 16 foundation bursaries and four serverships.
Founded in 1808 by Dr. John Gray of Paddington. Two, each worth £10 a year, tenable for four years.
Founded 1865 by Mrs Tyndall Bruce of Falkland in memory of her uncle, John Bruce of Grangehill and Falkland. Second year bursaries tenable for 3 years; could not be held with any other bursary. Worth £30 a year each. Awarded after competitive examination by the patrons, the Senatus Academicus.
Founded 1863 by Professor William Pyper. One bursary worth c. £10 a year, tenable for 4 years.
Founded in 1867 by Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron. Two bursaries awarded in third year, tenable for two years. One bursary worth c. £16 vacant every year. Could not be held with any other bursary.
Founded in 1868 by George Clerk Cheape of Strathtyrum. Two second year bursaries worth £22 or thereby each, awarded after competitive examination by the patrons, the Senatus Academicus. Tenable for 3 years and then for a further 3 years provided student passed examinations for MA and proceeded to St Mary’s College.
Founded 1868 by Miss Duncan, Edengrove. Two bursaries worth £12 or thereby to two students attending literature and theological curricula with preference to founder’s kin or name.
Endowment Association bursary.
Founded 1876. One bursary worth £20 or thereby, tenable during student’s course at United College and thereafter at St Mary’s College.
New Endowment Association bursary.
Founded 1877. One bursary of c. £16 for competition by entrant students tenable for one year.
Patrick Kidd bursary.
Founded 1877 by Mrs Ann Kidd or Bell in memory of her father, Patrick Kidd. One bursary of c. £39 for an entering student who passes exam to start 2nd year classes. Tenable for three years and possessor must normally graduate, but may take an annus medicus instead of final year arts. He will then be excused graduation, but must proceed to MD. Preference to a student from Mains and Strathmartine and then to one from Dundee.
William Byers scholarship or bursary.
Founded 1878 by Mrs William Byers in memory of her husband. One bursary of c. £39.Holder must be a native of Mains and Strathmartine or educated at Public School there and at Dundee High School. Applicant must achieve satisfactory marks in bursary competition and in case of two applicants, he with higher marks prevails. Usually only tenable for 3 years, but may be extended to four. Can be awarded as an entrance bursary if no one is qualified by birth or education in ordinary bursary competition.
Founded 1885 by William Russell, Barnwell, Northampton and his late brother, James Russell, writer, Kirkcaldy. Six bursaries of £30 each. Patron the Senatus Academicus, but awarded on results of the bursary competition of United College. Tenable for three years, during which time all examinations required for graduation must be passed.
Taylour Thomson bursaries.
Founded 1883 by Sir William Taylour Thomson, but subject to life rent by brother, Ronald Thomson. By 1892/93 had still to be paid over. To provide bursaries for both sexes in equal numbers and in case of females to assist them to qualify for the medical profession.
2. Presentation Bursaries
Founded 1554 by Rev. Henry White, Dean of Brechin and augmented 1701 by Sir Thomas Moncrieffe. One bursary of c. £6 tenable for 4 years. Patron – Sir Robert D. Moncrieffe.
Founded 1622 by Town Council of Cupar. One bursary of value of 4 bolls of wheat and 40 merks, tenable for one year. Patron – Cupar Town Council.
Founded 1627 by James Wilkie in terms of the will of his uncle, Robert Wilkie, Principal of St Leonards College. One bursary of £18 tenable for 4 years. Bursar to pass entrance exam. Patron – Principal of United College.
Founded 1656 by Rev. William Guild, Aberdeen. Worth £11 a year and tenable for 4 years. Presentee must pass entrance examination. Patron – Dundee Town Council.
Alexander Yeaman bursary.
Founded 1669 by Dr Alexander Yeaman of Dundee. One bursary worth c.£6 annually and tenable for 4 years. Patron – United College.
Patrick Yeaman bursary.
Founded 1675 by Patrick Yeaman, Dundee. One bursary worth c. £11 annually and tenable for 4 years. Patron – Col. James Rait of Anniston.
Founded 1678 by Alexander Grant, regent at St Leonards College. Two bursaries each worth £10 annually, tenable for 4 years. Presentees must pass entrance examination.
Patron – The Earl of Seafield.
Founded 1681 by John Bayne of Pitcairly. Three bursaries worth £10 each and tenable for 4 years. Patron – R. C. Munro Ferguson of Raith.
Founded 1681 by Rev. John Ramsay, minister at Markinch. Eight bursaries of £18 each, tenable for 4 years and then for a further 4 years if the bursar proceeds to St Mary’s College. Bursars must pass entrance examination and at entry must be between 15 and 19 years of age. Patron – Sir Alexander E. Ramsay of Balmain.
Founded 1690 by Rev. John Glendee, Dean of Cashel and Prebendary of St Michaels, Dublin. One bursary worth £8 a year, tenable for four years and a further 4 years if bursar proceeds to St Mary’s College. Bursar must pass entrance examination. Patron – heirs of Dr Andrew Bell.
Founded in 1708 by Robert Malcolm, merchant, Dundee. Originally two bursaries, but now one worth £11, tenable for four years. Presentee must have taken entrance examination. Patrons – heirs of Sir John Malcolm, Mr Fothringham of Powrie and the Principal of United College.
Founded 1728 by John Lawson, Dundee. One bursary worth c. £8 tenable for four years.
Presentee must take entrance examination and take the MA examinations. Patron – Dundee Town Council.
Founded 1749 by Hugh Maxwell of Strathmartine. One bursary worth c. £11 annually tenable for 4 years. Tenable for another 4 years in divinity. Patrons – The Senatus Academicus.
Founded 1755 by Rev. James Henry, minister at Kinghorn. Worth £15 annually and tenable for 4 years. Patrons – Kinghorn Kirk Session and Town Council and Presbytery of Kirkcaldy.
Founded 1790 by William Thomson, magistrate, Anstruther Wester. One bursary worth £15 – 20. Preference to surname Thomson or Reid, natives of parish of Anstruther Wester and may be held by either for 4 years. Otherwise appointment is annual. Patron – Minister and Magistrates of Anstruther Wester.
Founded in 1808 by Rev. Duncan Mackay, Chaplain HMEIS. One bursary worth c. £14 annually, tenable for 4 years. Patron – Lord Reay – for competition among natives of Reay country, educated at local schools.
Founded 1811 by Rev. James Stuart, Rector of George Town and All Saints, South Carolina. Two bursaries each worth c. £6 annually, tenable for 4 years. Preference to names Stuart or Simpson. Patron – United College.
Founded 1819 by Principal Playfair in memory of a servant. One bursary worth c. £4. 10/- annually, tenable for 4 years. Patron – Representatives of Principal James Playfair.
Founded 1829 by Dr Alexander Stewart. Six bursaries worth c. £10 each annually tenable for 8 years (arts and divinity). Preference for the name of Stewart and relatives of Stewart of Garth with other surnames. Patron of three bursaries – Rev. A Irvine Robertson and patron of other three bursaries The Senatus Academicus.
Founded 1831 by Rev. Andrew Bell, Madras. Four bursaries worth £20 each annually, tenable for 4 years. Restricted to pupils of Madras College, St Andrews and relatives of founder. Patron – Governors of Madras College.
Founded 1861 by William Smith, chemist, St Andrews. One bursary worth £20 annually, tenable for 4 years. Bursar must be a member of the Congregational Union of Scotland and proceed to the ministry of the Congregational Church. Patron – The Committee of the Union.
Founded 1868 by Rev. John Spence, minister at Kinnaird. Under new rules introduced from 1888 these were to be second or third year bursaries worth £30 in year one and £40 in year two, It was also possible to award a bursary worth £50 to graduates for one year.
The bursaries were to be awarded after examination and were also open to students at Edinburgh University. Patron – The Governors of the Spence Bursary Trust.
Founded 1875 by late Rev. Dr. Forbes, Free St Paul’s, Glasgow, who left £1000 to institute two bursaries. Worth £22. 10/- originally later reduced to £15. One with a preference to students from Perth and Dunkeld, the other to be competed for by students during their second year of attendance. Both bursaries to continue until holder’s curriculum is completed. Dr Forbes also bequeathed £500 for a bursary to entrants to be assigned by competition.
Founded 1871 by late George Selkirk, merchant, Markinch. Worth £25 and tenable for four years for students from schools of Markinch studying for the ministry. Patrons – the minister and schoolmaster of Markinch and three elected trustees.
Founded in 1880 by Mrs Fairweather, Carnoustie in memory of her husband, A. B. Fairweather, Dundee. Four bursaries, each worth £25 annually, tenable for three years. Open to competition to pupils attending any school in Dundee. Holders must proceed to graduation.
Founded 14.6.1878 by Mrs Agnes Carmichael or Blyth of Garden Court, Crail. Two bursaries of c. £20 each, tenable for three years. Preference to (1) kindred of her late husband, Charles Bell Blyth, (2) her own kindred. (3) Such as are of name Blyth. (4) such as are of name Carmichael. (5) Such as are best qualified and most deserving. Patrons – Mrs Blyth’s trustees.
Fife, Clackmannan and Kinross Association bursary.
First appears in University Calendar 1891-92. Worth £15 and tenable for four years. Open to competition by students from Fife, Clackmannan and Kinross. Awarded by the Council of the Association, but on the basis of the bursary competition.
Dundee Education Trust shall confer not less than 3 bursaries, each worth £25 annually and tenable at St Andrews University for four years. Restricted to those schooled in Dundee or at Dundee High School. Awarded by special examination.
John and Isabella Macdougall bursaries.
Founded by Miss Isabella Macdougall of Perth for meritorious students born in the county and city of Perth tenable in the arts faculties of the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow or St Andrews. Worth £50 annually. Awarded after open competition without religious restriction.