The McEuen Scholarship was established in 1974 by Mrs. Stuart “Dolly” McEuen and her niece, Mhairi Angela McLeod. It encourages Canadian students to pursue their studies at The University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
It is awarded to qualified Canadian students age 21 and younger for a full three-year undergraduate or a four-year honours degree at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The scholarship covers all tuition and residence fees and includes a book allowance of £200. Awarded annually to a resident Canadian citizen, this renewable entrance scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic and extra-curricular achievement.
The application deadline for the McEuen Scholarship is January 31, each year. We encourage all students to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline. Applications received by the January 31 deadline will be acknowledged at latest by April 1.
The application form is available below. Download the PDF file and print.
The application form and supporting materials must be sent by mail to the following address:
McEuen Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Selection Committee, c/o Anne E. Weppler, Administrator
1300-100 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J9
Note: Applications are not accepted by fax or e-mail.
Please read each document carefully to ensure that you have understood the terms and conditions of the McEuen Scholarship. You can find answers to common questions in the FAQ section or by contacting us.
Conditions governing the selection of students to hold the McEuen – St. Andrews Scholarship
- One scholarship is awarded annually for a course of undergraduate study of three years for an ordinary degree and four years for an honours degree.
- The McEuen Scholarship Foundation may elect not to make an award in any year.
- Applicants must reside in Canada and be Canadian citizens.
- Applicants must not be more than 21 years of age on December 31st of the year preceding the award of the Scholarship.
- An Applicant, if not already attending a university, must be qualified for admission into a university in Canada.
- An Applicant should have a strong academic record. In addition, applicants will need to demonstrate that they possess the initiative and independence to profit from the experience of studying in another country.
- An Applicant must not hold a university degree at the date of his or her admission to the University of St. Andrews.
- An Applicant must be acceptable to the Dean of the Faculty he or she proposes to enter. See Notice to Applicants.
- All awards must be confirmed by the Senatus Academicus of the University of St. Andrews.
- The Scholarship will pay for full tuition fees, university residence charges and £200 towards miscellaneous expenses.
- The successful Applicant must reside in one of the halls of residence during the first year at the University of St. Andrews and it is the wish of the Foundation that students shall continue in subsequent years to live in accommodation administered by the University.
- A student who leaves St. Andrews voluntarily before taking his or her first degree will be expected to refund the amount of the Scholarship paid in the last academic year.
- McEuen Scholars must submit an annual report supported by a year-end progress report or evaluation from at least one Faculty member.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for the McEuen Scholarship?
You must complete the application form and provide all the required documentation. The application form and conditions are available for download here.
When is the McEuen Scholarship application due?
The application deadline for the McEuen Scholarship is January 31, each year. We encourage all students to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
I missed the deadline for the application. Do you consider late applications?
No, we do not accept late applications.
When will scholarship recipients be notified?
Recipients are chosen by the McEuen Scholarship Selection Committee each spring. Sponsored applicants will be notified by the end of April.
Will unsuccessful applicants for scholarships be notified?
Yes. All applicants are notified of the progress of their applications.
How will scholarship winners receive the funds?
McEuen Scholarship cheques are forwarded to the University of St. Andrews in semi-annual installments. Students should contact UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for further information.
Is the scholarship renewable after the first year?
Yes, the scholarship is awarded for the full course of undergraduate study (three years for ordinary degrees and four years for honours degrees).
What must I submit with my application?
All applicants must submit their academic record, personal statement, resume of extracurricular involvement and two letters of academic reference.
Is anything else required after I submit my application?
After the initial evaluations, select candidates will be invited to appear before the Selection Committee for an interview.
What criteria are used in the selection of scholarship winners?
The Selection Committee examines various aspects of a candidate’s life. In addition to academic accomplishment, the committee seeks indications that the applicant possesses the initiative and autonomy to best profit from studying abroad.
I am not a Canadian citizen / I do not currently reside in Canada. Can I still apply for the McEuen scholarship?
No, the scholarship is available only to resident Canadian citizens.
Must I be of a certain age to qualify for the scholarship?
Applicants must not be more than 21 years of age on December 31 of the year preceding the award of the Scholarship.
I already have a university degree. Do I still qualify for the scholarship?
No, applicants having already completed another university degree do not qualify for the scholarship.
Which do I apply to first, the McEuen Scholarship or the University of St. Andrews?
Applicants are required to apply for admission to the University before the deadline for filing applications for the McEuen Scholarship and to provide proof of acceptance by St. Andrews prior to determination of the short list of applicants granted interviews leading to the award of the scholarship.
If I am awarded the scholarship, am I guaranteed acceptance at the University of St. Andrews?
To be guaranteed a place at the University of St. Andrews, applicants are required to apply for admission to the University before the deadline for filing applications for the McEuen Scholarship and to provide proof of acceptance by St. Andrews prior to determination of the short list of applicants granted interviews leading to the award of the scholarship. The scholarship cannot be awarded to an applicant who has not received prior acceptance by the University.
What is the total value of the McEuen Scholarship?
The Scholarship will pay for full tuition fees, university residence charges and an annual grant of 200 pounds for use towards miscellaneous expenses. Please visit http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding for exact monetary values.
If I am awarded the McEuen Scholarship, must I reside in the University of St. Andrews residence?
The successful applicant must reside in one of the halls of residence during the first year at the University of St. Andrews. It is the wish of the McEuen Scholarship Foundation that students continue to live in accommodations administered by the university in subsequent years.
During my studies at the University of St. Andrews, how should I keep the McEuen Scholarship Foundation informed of my progress?
McEuen Scholars are encouraged to submit an annual report supported by a year-end progress report or evaluation from at least one faculty member. Any other documentation or information is equally welcomed by the McEuen Scholarship Foundation.