Friday, February 25, 2011

A Visit to St. Andrews

Prince William and Kate Middleton returned to their alma mater earlier today, launching the University of St Andrews 600th anniversary celebrations.The university announced they are creating a scholarship in their honour as a wedding gift for the couple who have requested charitable donations in lieu.

Radiant: Kate was wearing a dazzling red outfit while William was in a blue suit as they were led round the university by Sir Menzies Campbell
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Sir Menzies Campbell, Chancellor of St. Andrews 

The £70,000 scholarship will cover the costs of tuition, if payable, accommodation and living expenses for a four-year undergraduate degree in science, arts, medicine or divinity. Applicants of all nationalities will be able to apply for the award which will be given annually to a student who would otherwise have been unable to attend St Andrews.

Professor Louise Richardson, the university's principal and vice-chancellor, said: 'This will be the first scholarship of its kind at St Andrews and a reflection of this university's commitment to ensure that we find, attract and support the most gifted students from anywhere... It will guarantee that a high quality Scottish higher education can be available to any citizen of the world, that a lack of means need not be a barrier to study, and that bright students who might otherwise have been unable to go to university can fulfill their potential.’

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