Robertson Trust Scholars

Published on 6 May 2022

Your support could give a young Scot access to a first-class education.

The Robertson Scholars programme, in partnership with the Robertson Trust, enables Scottish students from challenging backgrounds to access university education. Without this support, many of these students would never have made it to university. We need your help today to continue giving aspiring Robertson Scholars life-changing opportunities at the University of Dundee.

Each Robertson Scholar will receive financial support throughout their degree and participate in the Journey to Success programme. The programme includes leadership and personal development training, access to career pathways and internships, and a network of mentors to help make the most of their education.

“I was the first person in my family, and the only person in my group of friends at school to go to university. I was a totally different person when I finished than when I started, you learn about yourself as well.”

Sam, Robertson Scholar

In November 2023, donors of the Robertson Scholar programme the University of Dundee came together to celebrate the success of the programme and to reaffirm their support for the life-changing impact it has on students. At the event, they heard from John and Thalia who had the following to share about their experience in the programme.

Thank you from two Robertson Trust Scholars studying at the University of Dundee:

  • John Fleming – Politics & International Relations, and History – Graduated June 2023
  • Thalia Ashby – Law (Scots and English) Dual Qualifying LLB – 3rd year
“I would like donors to know that their funding is very much appreciated. I strive to be successful so that I can give back to my community and help other students.”

Megan, Robertson Scholar

Thanks to the support of donors like you, ten new Robertson Scholars will start their journey towards the career they aspire to at the University of Dundee this year. You can help more students to achieve their potential.

Whether you make a one-off or monthly donation, by supporting Robertson Scholars, you will change the life of a young Scot by enabling them to access a first-class education.  

Ways to give

Direct Debit

Thank you for choosing to donate to the Robertson Scholars programme. You can make a regular gift by setting up a monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit online (ensuring you select "Robertson Scholars" from the drop-down menu).

Single gift

You can make a single gift online by credit or debit card by using the online form on this page.

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Development and Alumni Relations

Campaign type Fundraising
Campaign category Scholarships