The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is delighted to announce that it has received a major donation in the form of a legacy from Mr Keith Morgan – physicist and engineer – who died earlier this year. The gift, to a value of over £700,000, is directed at the establishment of a Research Scholarship in support of a student studying for a PhD in Botany at one of the Scottish universities.

The Trust currently funds fourteen new PhD Scholarships each year in the Scottish universities, as well as administering three further Scholarships awarded on behalf of the Caledonian Research Foundation and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This new award will be added to the Scholarships portfolio and will be directed specifically towards projects centred on plant science. The gift will permit the identification of a new Scholar once every three years, with support provided for tuition fees and living expenses throughout her or his PhD study.

These awards will be known as Carnegie-Cant-Morgan Scholarships. Mr Morgan had was particularly interested in Andrew Carnegie – the philanthropist who founded the Trust in 1901 – and also wished to see recognised Carnegie’s uncle, William Cant.

More information about applying for a PhD Scholarship available here.

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