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2003 scholarships awarded

Eighty-nine students received bursaries and scholarships to study at the University of St Andrews this week.

The awards, which were presented by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang last night (Wednesday 8th October 2003), will include for the first time bursaries for students entering the part-time Evening Degree. The amount of the award differs depending on need and availability of funds.

Other awards include seven £6000 bursaries from Scottish Enterprise for students pursuing a joint degree course in Microelectronics and Photonics in conjunction with the University of Dundee. In addition fifteen Royal Bank of Scotland Access Bursaries for Scottish students will be awarded. The Royal Bank awards £1,000 for each year of a bursar’s degree programme.

Other bursaries include: twenty- nine worth £500 each for the study of either Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, Computer Science or Philosophy; ten worth £250 each for the study of Modern Languages, and eight worth £750 for pursuing a degree course in Chemistry.

Four Fife Bursary awards of £500 for each year of a student’s degree programme have been offered this year, in addition to 5 bursaries for Scottish mature students. Adam Smith Thomson Bursaries will be awarded to two students coming from Forfar Academy and entering the Faculty of Science. Each recipient will, as long as they remain in good academic standing, receive £1075 in each of up to four years of undergraduate study at St Andrews. Finally, a total of 10 golf bursaries, supported by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, have also been awarded this year, although due to previous commitments these bursars will not be present at the ceremony.

Professor Patricia Willmer, Convenor of the St Andrews Bursaries Committee, said:

“It is always a pleasure to serve on the Bursaries Committee that administrates these awards, and this year the standard of applicants has been higher than ever, making our task of selecting the bursars extremely difficult. Those receiving awards should be very proud of their achievements, sometimes working against difficult odds, and I’m sure the whole university joins in offering them congratulations and good wishes for the duration of their studies; we hope their time at St Andrews lives up to and exceeds all their expectations.”

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Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref:Bursars reception pr071003 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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