MacKinnon MacNeil Trust Update


The Mackinnon Macneill Trust is an educational charity established to ‘assist the education of deserving highland lads and lasses.’ Scholarship awards are made annually to senior pupils from the west highlands and islands of Scotland who are about to go to university or

In session 2012/13 the trustees awarded 16 scholarships to senior pupils from 10 state schools all the way up the west coast from Campbeltown Grammar to Liniclate School in Uist.

The scholarships are normally for £1,000 or £2,000 and are repeated for each successfully completed undergraduate year. During this session a further 47 students continued to receive scholarship support.

The trustees were delighted to learn of the success of the 2012 graduates who produced the excellent results of 2 master’s degrees, 2 first class , 3 upper second class and 2 lower second class degrees.

The Trust also co-operates with the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation to recognise an outstanding scientist or mathematician and the Joint Scholarship award in 2012 was made to Andrew McClement from Machrihanish who will read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Trust has also formed a link with the Applecross Trust and offers another joint award to a school leaver intending to follow a course of study of direct relevance to the Applecross peninsula.

Thomas S Smith (clerk)

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