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
  • “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
  • “The golf programme they have at St Andrews is a great option for players who want top level academics but do not want to compromise on the quality of the golf programme - it's a special opportunity to be a student athlete in the Home of Golf.”
    Claude Harmon III
  • “I am proud to support the golf program at the University of St Andrews. The Home of Golf is an iconic place where the history, values and the tradition of the game are intertwined with the culture of the town and the people who reside there.”
    Tom Ross – Managing Director of Raymond James & Associates, 600 Club Member