The Bruce D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Dr. Mitchell's many contributions to the St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee. Dr. Mitchell was a founding member of the Society in 1976 and served as our second President. He exemplified the goals and ideals of the Society in his love of Scotland and America, and in his service to the Tallahassee community.
The purpose of the scholarship is to defray tuition and related costs of classes, independent study, workshops, seminars, competitions, and presentations relevant to any aspect of the history, cultural tradition, literature, or performing arts of Scotland and/or Americans of Scottish descent.
Any individual 18 years of age or older, residing in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, Grady (GA), or Thomas (GA) county, is eligible to apply. A student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Leon or Thomas county meets the residency requirement. The residency requirement is waived for an applicant who is a current member of the St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee.
The customary maximum award for a scholarship is $500. However, at its sole discretion, the St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee Board of Trustees may consider a request for additional support not to exceed a combined total of $1,000 if the Board determines that proposed use of funds is deserving of additional funding. The amount and number of scholarships awarded each year is contingent on available funding, the number of applications received, and evaluation by the Board of Trustees of the merits of each application.
After making a scholarship award, it is the policy of the St. Andrew Society to reimburse the organization or institution, rather than the scholarship awardee, for costs paid with scholarship funds. If this is not practicable, the Society will reimburse the awardee for scholarship expenses supported by receipts and related documentation.
The St. Andrew Society welcomes scholarship applications and inquiries throughout the year. There is no set deadline. To ensure ample time for review by the Board of Trustees and the best chance of funding, it is strongly recommended that applicants submit applications well in advance of the anticipated start date of, or enrolment deadline for, the activity for which funding is requested.
You may fill out PART I: APPLICATION SUMMARY and email it to the St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee Educator. We welcome your interest in pursuing a scholarship and will seek to give each application due consideration. When your plans are finalized, please email your completed application - Parts I, II, and III (see below) to Jay Breeze, Society Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you receive a scholarship award, but circumstances do not permit you to use the funds for their intended purpose as described in your full application, you must return any award funds received to the St. Andrew Society Educator within 14 days after scholarship activity was scheduled to begin.
By accepting a scholarship, each participant agrees to share their experience supported by St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee scholarship funding by making a 40-minute presentation or performance appropriate to your scholarship experience at a Society function within six months of completion of the scholarship activity. In its sole discretion, the Board of Trustees may accept an article of 500-600 words for publication in the Society newsletter in lieu of such presentation or performance. Submission of photographs relating to your scholarship experience, for purposes of enhancing your presentation, newsletter article, or performance shall constitute a grant of unlimited permission to the Society to use such images or portions thereof in its publications.