The Glasgow School of Art

GSA Access Scholarship Fund

Attending The Glasgow School of Art is often the realisation of a long-term ambitious goal, but this goal can be threatened by financial pressures. The GSA Access Scholarship Fund allows individuals to overcome such obstacles and enjoy the freedom to grow artistically in our creative hothouse.

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It ran from 5:05 PM, 9 January 2013 to 4:33 PM, 24 October 2018

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC012490)

Amount raised

£1,550

Donations

5

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • I can’t thank the people enough who allowed me to receive this fantastic scholarship; I have achieved so much more than I ever thought I could.

    — Alex Garlinge, Scholarship Recipient:

  • The scholarship means I can cope financially. It’s difficult to be creative if you are worrying about making ends meet.

    — Francesca Flynn, Scholarship Recipient

  • Supporting the GSA has been a very rewarding experience for us, seeing the students develop and succeed with our support.

    — Gerry McCusker, Director, Dog Digital Scholarship Donor

  • I can’t thank the people enough who allowed me to receive this fantastic scholarship; I have achieved so much more than I ever thought I could.

    — Alex Garlinge, Scholarship Recipient:

  • The scholarship means I can cope financially. It’s difficult to be creative if you are worrying about making ends meet.

    — Francesca Flynn, Scholarship Recipient

  • Supporting the GSA has been a very rewarding experience for us, seeing the students develop and succeed with our support.

    — Gerry McCusker, Director, Dog Digital Scholarship Donor

Situation

The quality and success of a creative degree often depends on the freedom and time to develop an individual's ideas. Part time work is a necessity for most students who face a significant financial burden, and this paid commitment can threaten students’ freedom. Scholarships can reduce the amount of time spent in paid employment and allow recipients more time dedicated to their chosen programme.

Solution

The GSA will offer Access Scholarships to the students who need them most. Undergraduate UK or EU recipients will benefit from an annual Access Scholarship of £1,000 throughout their programme. A £2,000 Access Scholarship can help postgraduate students take the difficult and expensive step back into Higher Education. International Students can benefit from a £3,000 Access Scholarship to ease the daunting move from their home country to Scotland. To do this we need your help.