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Thank you for visiting and considering donating to the University of St Andrews American Foundation, Inc.

We are very grateful to all our alumni and friends in the US who support the University of St Andrews.

Season of Giving

Will you make the most of this season of giving and help support the world-class, unique university that draws these wonderful students back to St Andrews each semester by making a donation? Your gift may be matched by the Challenge Fund if you are a graduate.

By supporting scholarships you're changing lives

“You might find it interesting that, when giving lectures to undergraduates, I was completely unaware of which students in my class were scholars – and that’s something your wonderful support will achieve. By covering essentials like food, textbooks and rent, your gift today will enable a scholar to be like every other student, and not be defined by financial hardship.” Clare Peddie, Vice-Principal Education (Proctor)

Because bright young students have so much to gain, please will you support our USA Wardlaw UG Scholarship fund. You can also support Postgraduate students by donating to the Handsel Postgraduate Research Scholarship fund.

The Challenge Fund will match your donation if you are a graduate.


Would you like to support one of our SaintsFunder student projects by donating through the University of St Andrews American Foundation? You can support one of the current projects here.

Telephone campaign

Our annual Autumn telephone campaign has now closed but you can still make a donation to support one of the many projects we are currently fundraising towards. You may have received a pre-call letter or email letting you know that one of our student callers would shortly be in touch. We hope that you had an opportunity to talk with them and enjoyed finding out about current activities and developments in St Andrews. You can donate to one of the telephone campaign priorities here, and your gift may be matched by the Challenge Fund. Our thanks go out to the many donors who contributed towards this campaign!

Link newsletter

The first issue of Link for 2019-20 has now gone out to the families of our undergraduate families. We hope that you have received your copy and that you enjoyed hearing about our current activities and projects. Visit here if you would like to make a donation, and if you are an alumnus, your gift will be matched under the Challenge Fund Initiative.

600th Anniversary Campaign

Thanks to your generosity, we have met our £100 Million target, almost doubled our endowment and built a legacy from which our current and future students, staff and members of the community will benefit. Thank you!

We do of course continue to need your support to augment our relatively small endowment and to raise funds for ambitious projects that will consolidate our status as a world-class centre for teaching, learning and research.

American Foundation Challenge Fund Initiative

The Challenge Fund Initiative was launched in 2017 to match donations from alumni to the University of St Andrews American Foundation, Inc. Find out here, how the value of your donation to the American Foundation can be increased.

Fundraising priorities

We are currently fundraising for several priority projects: Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI); undergraduate & postgraduate scholarships; Laidlaw Music Centre; MUSA extension, Sports Centre and the University's General Endowment Fund which was established as part of our 600th Anniversary Campaign. Visit here to find out more. If you are an alumnus, your gift will be matched under the Challenge Fund Initiative.

Sport activity fundraising

Sports activities are a huge part of student life in St Andrews and we work towards developing not only the sports facilities, but supporting the sports clubs. You can support different aspects of sporting activity at the University, and your gift may be matched by the Challenge Fund. Find out more here.

Naming opportunities

There are several naming opportunities available that offer donors the chance to leave a lasting legacy in St Andrews. You can find more information about the current naming opportunities here, and if you are an alumnus, your gift will be eligible for Challenge Fund matching.

Other fundraising projects

If you don't see the area that you would like to support on our giving pages, then please get in touch and let us know what you are looking for. We will be happy to discuss this with you.

Even if you are not in a position to make a gift, please visit our website at to check that the contact information we hold is correct.

Data and Privacy Notice: Please be assured that information will be held and used in strict accordance with our Development Privacy Notice and any mailing and email preferences of which you have made us aware. Accordingly, based on your preferences, your information may be used to keep you up to date with news and developments at the University, including: University, alumni and supporter news; information about events and reunions; fundraising campaigns; and networking, career and volunteering opportunities. Further details of how we make use of your personal data and protect your privacy are available in our Development Privacy Notice: A printed copy is also available on request.

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