Selection and Assessment Process for Secondary School Applicants
In 2014, we received 92 applications from schools in Glasgow and Dundee. In 2015 this increased to 200 while 2016 saw a further increase to 245. This expansion has involved 15 of Scotland’s 19 universities and 76 Scottish secondary schools working in partnership with us to select young people aged between 16-25 who have the ability but not necessarily the financial means to reach their potential at undergraduate level. Each year we award a maximum of 180 places to young people attending Scottish Universities.
The Robertson Trust Scholarship does not accept unsolicited applications from individuals.
Criteria for Selection
All applications must be submitted by one of our partner schools or universities according to the following guidelines:
- 16-25 year olds accessing a programme of undergraduate study at a Scottish University;
- Indication of financial need i.e. evidence of low income, receipt of EMA/Free School Meals;
- Commitment to learning and a keenness to participate on our self-development programme;
- Evidence of care experience impacting on education;
- Resident in Scotland at time of application;
- ‘Leave to remain’ within the UK;
- Candidates are assessed according to 75% financial need and 25% ability, although it is expected that recipients of the award are high achievers;
- Only first degrees will be considered.
Timeline for School Applications
|Round opens: electronic applications sent out to schools||1st January 2018|
|Deadline for school applications||30th March 2018|
|First Assessment Committee||25th June 2018|
|List of final candidates sent to each university for agreement||2nd July 2018|
|Conditional offers sent out to candidates||9th July 2018|
Candidates must prove they have met entrance requirements
|7th August 2018|
|Outward Bound Medical Forms returned to The Trust||10th August 2018|
|Residential Induction Weekend with Outward Bound||24th-26th August 2018|
|First ‘Journey to Success’ workshops on campus||3rd September 2018 onwards|