Vacation Scholarships



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. 

Catherine Mercer Vacation Scholar

 "The project gave me greater insight into the process of planning and conducting field based research for extended periods of time." Catherine Mercer, University of Stirling

Photo: Catherine, Carnegie Vacation Scholar, University of Stirling 2016.

Quick Guide

Vacation Scholarships awarded in 2017

In 2017, the Trust awarded 79 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.