In 1901, Scots American millionaire Andrew Carnegie created the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland to help the “deserving and qualified youth of that country” to attend university. The main source of student funding until the introduction of government grants, the Trust has played an important role in increasing social mobility and educational attainment in Scotland. The original index cards showing the name of recipients, course details and the amount awards have been scanned and the Carnegie Trust team will happily dig into its records on behalf of former recipients or their descendants curious to know more about the support given to them. We also welcome information about our beneficiaries, summarising their achievements and life stories.
To learn more about our archive and request a search, please visit: http://www.carnegie-trust.org/alumni/archive-of-student-records.html
**with thanks to Diane Stewart