The Saltire Scholar programme exists thanks to the participation and financial support of visionary individuals, universities, Trusts and corporates who believe in Scotland's potential and have taken the step to make a change.
We actively seek Saltire Scholar sponsors all year round. If you would like to find out more information about becoming a sponsor, please email us.Read more about being a Sponsor
My grandmother asked me to promise that if I left Orkney and made a success of my life I should always be mindful of my responsibility to give something back. Funding the Saltire Scholars programme is my way of doing just that.
For me, sponsoring a Scholar means supporting a programme that accelerates the development of young talent by encouraging entrepreneurship and building Scotland’s economy of the future. I have met some outstanding future leaders through this programme and I hope my sponsorship is a way of providing encouragement to their journey.
It was fascinating to learn about my Sponsor's successes and hear his advice for someone like me, who shares very similar career aspirations. His stories and ongoing support have motivated and inspired me to continue my studies and maybe one day be in a similar position to him.
There is nothing more inspiring than learning from someone whose career you aim to emulate. My sponsored scholarship has given me an invaluable opportunity to question, learn more about myself, and make the right decisions at a crucial time in my career.