Walter Smith Award

This award has been created by the family of Walter Smith to provide additional support to a mature student (over 21 years of age) who has experienced extreme hardship.

 About the scholarship     

  • The award is worth £2,000 per annum for each year of full-time study at the RAU, up to a maximum of three years
  • Part-time scholars will be awarded a pro rata percentage of the £2,000 divided between the numbers of years of study
  • Paid in three instalments in Autumn, Spring and Summer


Applicants must be able to evidence the following in their application:

  • Available to mature students over 21 years of age at the start of their studies
  • Have a household income below £25,000
  • Studying a Real Estate or Land Management course
  • Demonstrate a passion for real estate/land management
  • Demonstrate leadership potential

How do I apply?

Deadline for applications

Applications for 2023 have now closed.

How will I know if my application has been successful?

All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome, once a decision has been made and no later than mid September 2023.

Criteria for award continuation

  • Students in receipt of this award must pass each year of study at their first attempt
  • Successful applicants may be contacted by the Development Office for information to share with the donors of this scholarship
  • Failure to comply with the above will result in the removal of the award for subsequent years

Terms and conditions

  • Only one RAU-managed scholarship can be held at any one time
  • The RAU endeavours to ensure that this information is correct. However, the RAU accepts no legal liability for errors or omissions and reserves the right to make changes without notice
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee is based on the information provided on the application form and in the supporting references. The decision of the Committee is final

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