St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco Support for Education


St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco has a proud 150-year old tradition of supporting students in need of financial assistance to achieve their goals at academic institutions, both in Northern California and Scotland.

The Society has a unique scholarship program: St. Andrew’s Society Scholarships.

St. Andrew’s Society Scholarships:

csThe Society bylaws define recipients as those who are committed to studying at a Scottish or Northern California institution. They are eligible if they are 1) Of Scottish descent and 2) Resident in Northern California. Financial need, Scottish birth or ancestry, and scholastic standing or achievement shall be the prime considerations in evaluating the candidates. Scottish-resident students are also eligible if studying at a University in Northern California. This scholarship, therefore, funds students traveling in both directions to study.

Typically, but not exclusively, the St. Andrew’s Society Scholarships are awarded to students, undergraduate or postgraduate, who are already accepted and established at an academic institution and beyond their freshman (first) year. Payments are sent directly to the academic institution rather than to the individual student.

The annual scholarship cycle for 2024-2025 is now from January through April 2024.  Please click here to fill out the application.