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The American-Scottish Foundation®

22nd Oct 2021

SIET is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Scottish Foundation. We are launching American Friends of the Scottish International Education Trust and SIET will be a Directed Giving Project under the ASF banner. The American-Scottish Foundation®, was established in 1956 as a bridge between Scotland and the United States. ASF seeks to […]

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Trust Director Mike Ewart steps down

19th Oct 2021

This month our longstanding Director, Mike Ewart, steps down from his role after over ten years in position. Mike has given countless hours of dedication, care and consideration to the Trust and to the process of making awards since 2010. During his tenure, Mike has been responsible for identifying the promising Scots the Trust has […]

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23 New awards announced

20th Sep 2021

We are delighted to announce that at the meeting of Trustees on Friday 10 September, 23 awards totalling £45,750 were made. The awardees’ diverse areas of study include – music, sports psychology, literature, cancer research, physics and astronomy, endangered species conservation and recovery, modern languages, fine art, Japanese knife making, textiles, interior architecture, non-profit administration, economics, […]

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Happy 91st birthday

25th Aug 2021

Today would have been the 91st birthday of Sir Sean Connery. In 1971 he set up SIET with a donation of $1m and since then over 1,000 promising Scots have received over £2m in grants to further their education and careers. Read some of their stories here: https://scotinted.org.uk/stories/

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In the Press

28th Jul 2021

Thanks to Times Scotland for their profile of SIET in today’s edition (27/7/21) – pointing up that over the decades the Trust has removed barriers for hundreds of talented Scots. Visit the Times article here >> Download the article >>  

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New Social media accounts

21st Jun 2021

Social Media  SIET is now live on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Please do follow us.  

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New Awards

27th May 2021

We’re pleased to announce that at the April meeting of the Trust 12 awards were made amounting to £22,000. These went to individuals studying in the areas of broadcast journalism, sound technology, documentary film making, music performance, bioscience enterprise, restorative justice, criminal justice, social work, politics and international studies, infection biology and advanced immunology.

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Donate

26th May 2021

To make it easy to support SIET, we’ve introduced a DONATE button on the website. And it’s also possible to use our Virgin Money Giving page to start a fundraiser of your own to benefit SIET. Gift Aid is possible and all donations are most gratefully received.

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Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate effect on the ability of students to fund their studies and over the last year SIET has received twice as many applications for support as in pre-COVID times. This means we urgently need to raise more funds. Please consider making a donation to the Trust. Donate. Be inspired by […]

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Alumni

In the last few months we’ve researched many previous grant recipients and are now in touch with nearly 50 of them. If you are one of our alumni and would like to be on our mailing list please get in touch on siet@turcanconnell.org.uk

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