R&A Individual Scholarship

The R&A is a huge supporter of student golf and every year awards individual scholarships to students around the world, Saints Golf has been fortunate to benefit from these with many of our past players receiving funds.

Individual applicants for Foundation scholarships must be in full-time tertiary education.

Male applicants must hold a handicap of +1 or better, while female applicants must be 2 or below. Applications will also be considered from players who have been selected for a national team or squad, even if they do not meet the handicap requirements. Students based in the USA will not be considered for R&A Scholarships.

The centrepiece of the year is the annual R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. Contested in St Andrews in April over 54 holes, the Tournament offers the winners, (male and female) a place on the International Team of the Arnold Palmer Cup to face the USA, being held, this year, at the Evian Resort in France. The event carries World Amateur Golf RankingTM points.

Information on how to apply can be found at https://www.randa.org/en/theranda/working-for-golf/student-golf

  • “Living, playing and studying here in the Home of Golf is a truly unique experience”
    David Watt – Director of Golf, University of St Andrews
  • “For over 600 years the town of St Andrews and the University of St Andrews have had a seamless partnership that celebrates the legacy, tradition, and values that bind them together. This standard of excellence is seen through the prism of the Golf Programme.”
    Dave Bonuccelli – David L Bonuccelli & Associates, 600 Club Member
  • “To play for the University of St Andrews Golf Team made that experience even more important to me – the combination of the traditions, the people I’ve met through the matches and the wider network, the extraordinary places we played, and the consistently brilliant competition, are highlights of my life.”
    Storm Boswick – MA Honours, 1991
  • “As a parent of a student presently attending St Andrews and playing for Saints Golf, I cannot imagine another University anywhere being able to offer a better golfing and educational experience than the one my son is receiving.”
    David McCarthy – Parent & 600 Club Member