Scottish scholarship sends students to St. Andrews

Emma Sawatzky (Artsci’15) had always wanted to study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She was drawn to the school’s strong reputation for international relations and her Scottish grandparents had always told her about the country they’d emigrated from.

“I grew up hearing their stories, their histories and all about their love of Scotland,” Ms. Sawatzky says. When she heard about the Canadian Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Scholarship, she jumped at the chance to apply and, after being accepted with three other Queen’s students, went on exchange to St. Andrews for the 2013-14 academic year.

Named for the 20th century American golf pro, the scholarship supports students from select Canadian universities to go on exchange to St. Andrews, offering them $6,000 to help fund their travel and tuition costs. Queen’s began taking part in the scholarship in 1996, extending offers to students with excellent academic achievement who are strongly committed to the university community. To qualify, students have to write a letter explaining their desire to go to St. Andrews and comparing their life to that of the late Mr. Jones.

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