Help us continue Andrew Carnegie’s legacy
Established in 1901 with a $10 Million endowment from Andrew Carnegie to improve and extend the opportunities for research and study in the Scottish universities, the Trust continues today the work envisaged by its founder thanks to generous contributions.
Donations and legacies from former beneficiaries, grant recipients or other supporters help the Carnegie Trust carry on and extend its support in the changing landscape of Scottish higher education.
For over a century, the Trust has aimed to not only enable access to higher education for “the deserving and qualified youth” of Scotland, but also to further the research capabilities of Scottish universities. The financial challenges for both students and academic researchers that led to the creation of the Trust are as relevant today as there were in in 1901.
Despite increasing state support for undergraduate study, Scotland’s economic and social development requires a highly qualified graduate workforce to meet future demands. Scottish scientists are also responding to major challenges such as poverty, economic development, higher energy demands, climate change, or human health.
By making a donation, you will help ensure Andrew Carnegie’s legacy is secure for future generations.
Your support now will also reinforce the international reputation for academic and scientific excellence of Scottish universities in the future. Giving to the Trust is easy and gifts at all levels are greatly appreciated. If you pay income tax you can make your donation more beneficial by using a Gift Aid form.
Founded by Andrew Carnegie’s endowment, legacies play a crucial part in helping the Trust meet its objectives.
As in the original Trust Deed, it is important for the wording of the legacy to be as general as possible as our strategic priorities respond to changes placed on universities. If you have a specific purpose or scheme in mind, we encourage you to contact the Trust for a confidential discussion. This will ensure that the use of your gift honours your intentions while supporting our aims.
No matter the size, each gift is deeply appreciated and helps maintaining our work for future generations.