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.
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 they were 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, food security, higher energy demands, climate change, or human health.
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.