Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Scholarships

The Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Scholarships support students for one year of study at Emory University in Atlanta. They cover all mandatory costs at Emory as well as the transatlantic air fare and a substantial stipend for personal spending. The year at Emory is taken as an extra year of study after graduation. Students can apply in their final year as an undergraduate. 

Four Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Scholarships were awarded for 2020 / 2021 however due to the Covid-19 pandemic they will now be undertaking their scholarship in 2021 / 2022. Unfortunately, this means we will not be accepting any applications for the 2021 / 22 Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Scholarship/Fellowship.

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All nationalities, except US citizens.


Between 17 and 23

Level of study

Undergraduate or postgraduate

Course criteria

The Bobby Jones Scholarship at Emory is intended for students to study a variety of classes through a non-degree route.





Additional criteria

Selection is with regard to character, academic record and proposed course of studies. Find out more about the selection criteria below.

What does it cover?

Duration of award

One year

Value of award

The Scholarships are sufficient to cover all basic costs for the year at Emory. In particular, tuition and other fees are paid for, as are room and board in a university residence. Mandatory health insurance is arranged by Emory University and the Trust provides all scholars with dental insurance. In addition each Scholar receives a personal stipend to cover basic expenditure and book and sundries. Return air tickets from the UK to Atlanta are provided.

The Scholars are also encouraged to travel in the United States. Each receives a special travel stipend. The scholars also have the use of a car and driver orientation will be provided.

The precise breakdown of stipend and travel allowance will be provided to the successful candidates.

Tuition or maintenance award?


Number of awards available


How to apply

When do applications open?

Applications for 2021 / 2022 will open in September 2021

Scholarship application deadline


When will I hear if my application has been successful?


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The "Scholarships and Funding" container is accessed via your MySaint account.

The selection process

Candidates must be matriculated, full-time students at the University of St Andrews in their final year of study, normally aged between 17 and 23. The St Andrews to Emory scholarships and fellowship are open to all nationalities, except United States citizens.

During the selection process, you will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • Academic record
  • Verbal and written skills
  • Record of leadership in the life of the St Andrews community and/or broader community
  • Ability to be an able ambassador for the Robert T Jones Trust and the University of St Andrews
  • Interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Course of study and scholarly interests that can be pursued at Emory

A good academic record is essential because the Scholars will be representing St Andrews at another university. Other qualities are also important.   

Bobby Jones was an all-rounder and the selectors will be keen to know how else you have spent your time at University.  Golfing ability is not a necessary criterion though an active interest in the game is a consideration, for instance because the Scholars have the privilege of attending the Masters Tournament. On such occasions - and the Emory Trustees have been very hospitable to their guests - the Scholars have an ambassadorial role, for which reasonable experience of public speaking is also advantageous.  The Trust deed does explicitly state that the awards have the aim of "encouraging qualities of leadership in young men and young women". Because the four Jones Scholars necessarily spend a good deal of time together, the selectors have to keep in mind the composition of the group as a whole.

 Students may only apply in their final year as an undergraduate. Fully funded students will attend Emory after graduating from St Andrews. 

Course selection

Scholars are free to select any courses for which they are qualified. Eligibility and availability are matters for the Emory authorities to decide. Anyone thinking of enrolling in a graduate course should bear in mind that the Scholarships are for one year and cannot be renewed.

Applicants are encouraged to look at the Emory Prospectus to familiarise themselves with the programmes and courses available. For a list of undergraduate and graduate courses available at Emory, please refer to the Emory website.

Present Jones Scholars

There are four scholars in St Andrews from Emory. If you need to contact them, with any questions relating to Emory, please contact the Trust office by emailing and the office will be happy to pass them on.

If you are successful

The Scholarship programme requires that the Scholars send us a short report of their year at Emory for transmission to the Trustees.