A helpful list of regularly asked questions to help apply for funding from the Cross Trust
You should not apply more than once in 12 months.
The report is your opportunity to let the Trustees know how their support has helped your develop and progress. Your report is also an opportunity for you to highlight any activities you are going to be involved in and the Trustees may be able to help publicise your work.
You should send your first report - if university course - half way through your first year or at the end of your first semester.
You can either send the report electronically or by post and the secretaries will have been instructed as to which Trustees are responsible for monitoring your feedback.
All information in your application form is treated in confidence by the trustees. Understanding your family income does help the Trustees to understand your full circumstances and helps insure that you offer the most complete picture to allow the most considered decision.
Your application form should be completed and sent to your referee - they will then complete your reference and acknowledge the validity of your application before submitting both forms to the secretaries of the Cross Trust.
Sir Alexander made it a stipulation of the trust that all beneficiaries be of Scottish birth or percentage and no exception can be made to this provision.
If either of your parents were born in Scotland you can still apply.
The Cross Trust was established to gives grants to young Scots who are of merit and in financial need in order, in the words of the Trust's founder Sir Alexander Cross (1880-1963), "to extend the boundaries of their knowledge of human life."