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St. Andrew's Society Scholarship

The Scholarship program of the St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia is designed to foster better understanding and relations between the United States and Scotland through the exchange of the best and brightest students from both countries. 

 Two Fellowships Are Available to Drexel Students

  • The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia General Scholarship
  • The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia McNeil Scholarship
The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia General Scholarship
Each year the Society provides funds to send a small group of American students to attend a full year at one of the "Four Ancients," or the Scottish equivalent of the Ivy League: the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St. Andrew's. These U.S. scholars are chosen from a pool of applicants nominated by 30 participating colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area.

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Enrolled full-time at Drexel
  • Ranked in the top quartile of their class
  • Nominated by the Drexel Study Abroad Office
  • Willing to spend an entire academic year at any one of the four Scottish universities
  • Willing to attend a meeting of the Society prior to departure to be introduced as Scholars, and after their return from Scotland to describe their experiences
In order to be eligible, a candidate must be in the upper quartile of his or her class, and nominated by the study abroad office. The Scholarship Committee selects the scholars by screening and interviewing in March of each year.

For official information on the St. Andrew's Society Scholarship (which supersedes any information on this page) and access to the online application, please visit the award website.

The St. Andrew's Society's of Philadelphia McNeil Scholarship

Drexel has been selected by the St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia to receive the McNeil Scholarship for a full-year scholarship guaranteed for one student. The selected study must study abroad for the full year (fall, winter, and spring) at University of Aberdeen to receive the award.

The McNeil Scholarship is up to $25,000 and will cover expenses (such as housing, travel, etc) while abroad.

  • U.S. citizen
  • Recipients are required to spend two semesters (3 quarters) at Aberdeen. The ideal candidate is a NCOP or 4COP student
  • A minimum 3.25 GPA
As part of the scholarship, the winner will be required to complete a project. Details of the project are to be worked out with a study abroad advisor.

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Scotland

Program Type:

  • Study
  • Travel


  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • One Year


  • March 1 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad


  • $25,000