Vacation Scholarships



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The Vacation Scholarship Scheme is intended for Scottish students undertaking an undergraduate degree course at a Scottish university, who have shown exceptional merit at university, and who would like to devote some portion of the long vacation to undertake a programme of independent research of direct benefit to their academic work. 

What previous students have to say: 

"I feel that my project afforded me the chance to experience all the stages of a project from its conception and execution all the way through to the reporting process and presenting the results to a wider audience." Adam Wynne, Univeristy of Glasgow

"I moved to Orkney from Glasgow in 2012 to study archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Being surrounded by the spectacular archaeology here has sparked my interest in the prehistory of Orkney and Northern Scotland, so I jumped at the opportunity to do some original research at the internationally renowned Ness of Brodgar site. Having received this scholarship, and being able to produce visible work from it, should also help when applying for funding in the future." Neil Ackermann, 3rd year Archaeology student, UHI

“The Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship has provided me with not just a valuable laboratory experience and skills but has also given me a greater confidence in my own abilities and independence as a student. Undertaking a PhD was something I have always thought of doing in the future and now, thanks to the Carnegie scholarship, my desire to have a career in research has intensified and I have a clearer idea of the kind of research I am interested in.” Ahlam Darasi, University of the West of Scotland

Vacation Scholarships awarded in 2016

In 2016, the Trust awarded 70 Vacation scholarships to undergraduates in the Scottish Universities.

A full list of the awardholders, together with the titles of the funded projects, can be found here.