Gilmorehill Glasgow and the University.
Perthshire Glen.

Glasgow Perthshire

Charitable Society

Founded 1835 - Registered in Scotland - Charity No. SC009576

Student Bursaries


Bursary Status

Applications for 2021 Student Bursaries should open on 1st March 2021. Watch this space. Bursary Application Timetable.

Please complete the on-line part of your application in plenty of time to allow for printing and posting to the Society. The hard copy part of applications must be received by the closing date.


Bursaries are available to students from Perthshire (or with close associations to Perthshire) who are about to enter their first year of an undergraduate course at one of Glasgow's universities, or an HNC/HND course at one of Glasgow's colleges (i.e. students who are funded by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland SAAS). Please check the Bursary Ts & Cs below for eligibility details.

Bursaries are normally awarded for the duration of undergraduate studies, up to a maximum of five years. Bursaries are not available for those in post-graduate studies or professional pre-registration courses.

There are a limited number of new bursaries available each year, typically up to six, but the number is dependent on a variety of factors.

Application Procedure

Please read the Application Procedure page carefully before starting your application.

Closing Date: Remember, the closing date is the latest we must receive your signed/dated hard copy application, so be sure to complete and pre-submit the on-line form as early as possible to allow yourself time for printing and posting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions about student bursaries.

Bursary Terms & Conditions

Full details and eligibility criteria can be found in the Bursary Terms & Conditions.

A PDF version of the Terms & Conditions is available for downloading and printing: Bursary Terms & Conditions (PDF) (opens in new tab/window)

Bursary Application Timetable

The timetable is driven by several factors including university application times, school summer holidays, publication of examination results/grades, receiving references and SAAS awards, etc., and so is liable to minor change.

The most important (and unalterable) milestone is the closing date. We must receive your printed/signed/dated application by then.

  • Opening Date: 1st March 2021.
  • Opening to Closing Dates: Upon receipt of the hard copy version of an application an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to applicants and references will be requested.
  • 24th May: Recommended latest date to complete Step 2 (on-line part) of application, to allow time for printing and posting.
  • Closing Date: **** 1st June ****
  • Early June: References for all applicants will have been requested.
  • Mid June:: All references should have been received.
  • Early August: Applicants will be contacted by the Bursary Coordinator to confirm that they have received any necessary examination results/grades and still plan to take up their university/college place.
  • Mid August: The Board of Directors will finalise decisions on the awards. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
  • Late August/Early September: The Treasurer will contact successful applicants and existing bursars to arrange payment.

Please note the schedule below is very approximate:

  • Mid-September/Mid-October: All bursary payments should have been made.