Made possible through Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay’s passionate commitment to the development of young people, the Laidlaw Scholarship was established in 2014 and is currently being delivered through 6 high ranking UK-based universities.
The scholarship comprises two key elements:
Education facilitates change and improvement and I am committed to providing through the Laidlaw Scholarships a unique opportunity for gifted students – irrespective of their background – to have an intensive development programme that will enable and prepare them to take up leadership roles in whatever field they work in.
Our scholars come from many countries and as we expand the programme there will be many more international universities involved; in three years time it is expected that at any one time there will be more than 450 students in the scholarship.
The Laidlaw Scholars are selected on grounds of academic ability and leadership potential and through scholarship we will create a network of future leaders who will then give back by taking a lead in addressing global issues and contributing in their chosen area or profession.
Working in partnership with children, their families and the wider community, we will provide a safe and nurturing environment for each child, irrespective of ability or background. We will empower them to believe in themselves and to embrace the future as active, respectful and responsible citizens.