Robertson Trust Scholarship
What The Robertson Trust’s Scholarship?
The Robertson Trust’s Scholarship has supported career development amongst Scottish undergraduates since 1992. Through the Journey to Success self-development programme we have supported thousands of talented young people to succeed at university and increase their graduate career prospects.
Understanding that a major barrier to participation in higher education is lack of finances, the scholarship also offer a bursary of up to £4000 per year (£2000 paid by Edinburgh Napier University, and £2000 paid by The Robertson Trust).
Receipt of this bursary is dependent on active participation in Journey to Success training sessions and events, the submission of regular reports to the Scholarship team and ongoing evidence of good academic progress.
Robertson Scholars are an incredible pool of talent who recognize that working with others makes them stronger. There are over 700 Scholars across Scotland’s universities, studying a broad range of subjects. This network of peer support is a powerful resource for the young people who maintain it.
What Does The Scholarship Involve?
The Robertson Trust Scholarship is designed to be much more than a financial bursary, although we realise that our financial support is vital to our Scholars.
The Journey to Success programme guides Robertson Scholars towards finding their graduate career path and to develop the skills they will need as young professionals through the following initiatives:
Welcome Weekend: designed to begin building the peer support networks Scholars need to ease their transition into university and maximise the potential of their degree.
Leadership development: encourage second year Scholars to support their peers throughout the Welcome Weekend and the first year at university.
Personal development training sessions: improve the self-awareness needed for university and graduate recruitment success.
Career Pathways: support Scholars to source meaningful work experience, access careers awareness-raising activities and make professional contacts.
Alumni Network: encourages our Alumni to mentor younger Scholars and ‘give back’ to the Scholarship.
To retain a place on the Scholarship successful candidates must complete the induction process (the Welcome Weekend), attend two self-development workshops each year and submit a written report describing how they are progressing through university at the end of each academic term.
As a highly competitive award failure to engage with the Scholarship Team or the activities they facilitate can result in removal from the Scholarship.