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Donald MacArthur Scholarship

The Donald MacArthur Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Average: $2500
Application Deadline: 15-Mar
Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. resident of Scottish descent planning study abroad in Scotland or a Scot planning to study in the United States. U.S. applicants must reside or attend school within 200 miles of Washington, D.C. (defined as D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia). Applicant must be able to cite his or her Scottish descent and submit a statement of plans and goals. Applicant must have a meritorious academic record and demonstrate financial need. Special attention is given to study that will demonstrably contribute to enhanced knowledge of Scottish history or culture.
Eligibility: College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC
Charity and Education Committee, 1111 Gladstone Place
Alexandria, VA 22308

You can find out more by contacting:

Marvin R. Murray

A good place to start is to search for available information on the scholarship. A maximized likelihood of success is a result of first understanding the qualifications and knowing if you fulfill them. Prior to starting, seek to understand the driving force for the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC and their goals for the Donald MacArthur Scholarship. If you are qualified, make sure you have a reasonable chance of being awarded the scholarship. If you think that you have a decent shot of going on to be a recipient of the Donald MacArthur Scholarship, then it is useful to use your time.

One critical detail of working toward obtaining the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Applications can sometimes be time consuming and boring, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application precisely and completely. Pay careful attention so that you won't be denied because of some minor point.

Once the application is sent off, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Donald MacArthur Scholarship confers the award and makes payment of the money so that you can know if you can rely on the scholarship to provide additional support for your financial needs and what assistance it will provide, stipulations may exist on how you can use the Donald MacArthur Scholarship. You might find it challenging to find ways to take care of the increasing costs of education, and being awarded the Donald MacArthur Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources is often invaluable. If you are not fortunate to receive the Donald MacArthur Scholarship, try not to be upset, search for additional scholarships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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