Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Did your ancestor claim a grant for a Scottish university?

Did your ancestors receive a grant for university education in Scotland? I've been contacted by Dr. Patricia Krus from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (www.carnegie-trust.org) concerning a fantastic look up facility being offered by the trust's archives:

For over a century the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland has provided grants to students wishing to attend university. Until the introduction of government grants, we were the main source of support for students of low income backgrounds and we think we have played an important role in increasing social mobility and educational attainment for generations of Scots. The trust always kept index cards recording the details of its grant recipients and we now have a database with the scanned cards. Although we can’t make the database accessible online, we will happily look up records for anyone who requests a search. We think this resource would be of interest to family historians and social historians.

A sample of the cards can be viewed online at http://www.carnegie-trust.org/alumni/archive-of-student-records.html, along with the request form to fill in should you wish to make an enquiry. 

(With thanks to Dr. Krus)


For details on my genealogy guide books, including my recently released Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

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