Deadline: April 6, 2012
The University of Aberdeen wishes to commemorate the life and work of Gen. Mercer commencing in October 2012 by awarding a PhD scholarship for research on any aspect of Scottish-American relations
(including but not limited to: history, law, religion, philosophy, education, politics, international relations).
The three-year scholarship is specifically designed to culminate with graduation in 2016 to commemorate a series of key anniversaries relating to Gen. Mercer:
* 17 January 2016 – the 290th of his birth in the northeast of Scotland.
* 11 January 2016 – the 240th of his appointment as Colonel of the 3rd VA regiment.
* June 2016 – the 240th of his appointment as Brigadier General by the Continental Congress and the 275th
of his studies at the University of Aberdeen.
The scholarship will cover full tuition fees for the duration of the degree plus a contribution towards living expenses of £6000 per year (c. US$10,000).
Applicants must be American citizens liable to overseas tuition rates. Preference will be given, in the first instance, to applicants connected with the Daughters of the American Revolution (those who are actual
members or the descendents of members in good standing with the DAR).
To be considered for the award you must have:
* applied for admission to the University of Aberdeen
* submitted the relevant application form for the scholarship
* been offered admission to the University by the closing date (below).
Decisions will be made on the basis of academic merit.
Applicants must complete the relevant application form and provide all supporting documentation requested therein. Once completed, a hard copy of the application form and supporting documents should be sent to:
Ms Ann Marie Davidson
College of Arts & Social Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 3UG