Covid 19 fundraising appeal

Ashley Malone, Psychology student at University of the West of Scotland

The global Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on undergraduate students supported by the Carnegie Trust. All our students come from low income backgrounds. They face enormous difficulties as they prepare to return or start their studies this September. Many are already struggling to cover essential living costs after losing part-time jobs, and the lack of Summer jobs will leave them with only a modest maintenance loan to live on. And a significant number of them are single parents juggling childcare and their studies. With the increasing use of online learning, many of our undergraduates will require assistance in acquiring IT equipment, a reliable internet connection or a desk to be able to study effectively and keep connected with their lecturers and their peers.

We have increased our budget to provide additional financial aid to those students who need it most. We are now seeking the help of our Carnegie community to double that amount so we can assist students throughout the forthcoming academic year. Your donations will directly support undergraduates at a challenging time in their studies and personal lives.

Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Trust with the desire to improve the life chances of those who, like him, grew up in poverty and faced many challenges in order to achieve their potential. We know his vision will resonate with your own interests and values.

Please join us in ensuring that our Carnegie undergraduates who need help can get through these unprecedented times. Your support will have a huge impact on this generation of Carnegie students by ensuring they can realise their ambitions and make a difference in their own communities.

You can donate online

or by sending a cheque to: The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline KY12 8AW. Please make your cheque payable to The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.