Merchant City of Edinburgh Charitable Trust

This fund is separate to the University. To apply for this as well, please follow this link:

The Trust has been established to enable the Merchant Company of Edinburgh to encourage and support a wide range of projects which will benefit children and young people up to the age of 30. The Trustees have resolved to direct the income towards supporting entry to further education of students who, without that support, may be unable to undertake degree course studies.

To be eligible to apply for this funding you must:

  • Be under 30 years of age
  • Have attended a senior secondary school within the Edinburgh area.
  • Have been offered a place at or are attending one of Edinburgh’s awarding establishments, or are attending Edinburgh College, then taking an associate degree course in conjunction with one of the degree awarding establishments.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Merchant Company Charitable Trust