Journey to Success

Our in-house Scholarship scheme helps promising youngsters overcome financial and social barriers to gain the university education they deserve and the career they aspire to.

"The best thing about being a Robertson Scholar? You feel like you can achieve anything!"

We work with Scotland’s universities and secondary schools to select young people who have the ability but not necessarily the financial means to pursue higher education.

Journey to Success offers our Scholars financial support as well as dedicated training and mentoring throughout their time at university. This enables them to reach their full potential at university and compete successfully for graduate-level jobs.

Students are nominated by their school or by a university we partner with. Every year we accept between 150 and 160 students to the Journey to Success programme, and at any one time we support around 650 Scholars.

Are you a scholar? 

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Find out more about Journey to Success

How to apply

All applications for Journey to Success are made by schools or universities. We do not accept direct applications from students or families.

If you are from a school, college or university and would like to find out about the application process, please email

Journey to Success alumni share their experiences

Summer internships – hosting a Scholar

Third-year Journey to Success scholars are offered a six-week summer internship to help enhance their CV. Host employers have included a range of organisations, from large corporates to charities. Past hosts include Barclays, Breast Cancer Care, SportScotland, Scott Moncrieff and Citizens Theatre.

Interns are paid a monthly stipend by The Robertson Trust during their placement.

Take a look at our case study of internship host JLL in Glasgow.

If you are an employer interested in offering a placement, please contact

Journey to Success Scholars talk about their internship experiences

Would past hosts recommend the Internship Programme to other employers?

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