R. Harper Brown Scholarship 

The CHICAGO SCOTS are proud to sponsor this scholarship program which honors the legacy of R. Harper Brown, Society Governor, Clansman of the year and co-Chair of the Kith and Kin campaign, which raised $7 million to build the newest wing of the Scottish Home. Harper believed that our Society will remain relevant and compelling to future generations by offering support to the brightest among our Scottish community as they pursue academic excellence. The purpose of this Scholarship Fund is to assist in defraying the cost of an American student's study at a university in Scotland. 


At least a graduating senior in high school with an acceptance and intention to attend university in Scotland of a student at an accredited American college or university looking for a study abroad experience. 

selection criteria

  • Scholastic achievement

  • Potential for future activities that would make a contribution to the CHICAGO SCOTS, our Scottish Home, Caledonian House, and the Scottish American Community

  • Preference will be given to applicants who reside within 100 miles of the greater Chicago area

  • Preference will be given to members of the CHICAGO SCOTS, their children and grandchildren

To be considered please fill out the application below:

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by June 1, 2016. You must email or mail the following:

  • Your most recent school transcript and activities report from High School or University
  • A recommendation from a college or high school teacher or administrator
  • A personal recommendation
  • Please include a cover letter detailing your academic and personal goals

Please send completed application and required materials via email or mail:

Kristen Burnett

Illinois Saint Andrew Society

2800 Des Plaines Ave.

North Riverside, IL 60546


For further information you may also call 708.426.7127 or email kristenburnett@chicagoscots.org

PLEASE NOTE: A committee interview with the finalists is expected before the scholarship is awarded. All decisions will be made by the Illinois Saint Andrew Scholarship Committee and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. All grantees will be notified with six months of receipt of their completed application.