Making Your Application

You can obtain an electronic application form by clicking here  or a paper form by contacting the Secretaries:

The Secretaries
The Cross Trust
Messrs McCash & Hunter
25 South Methven St
PERTH PH1 5PE

Telephone: 01738 620451

E-mail: [email protected]

If your application has to be returned to you for proper completion this is not a desirable start!

Please therefore note particularly:

(1) Financial Circumstances

The final section of the form MUST be completed for ALL applications. It should be completed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is financially dependent. Applicants will not normally be regarded as independent of parental support until they are aged 25 or over unless there are special circumstances. If you consider that special circumstances apply then they must be clearly stated. If you are financially dependent, after you have signed the form it should be given to a parent or guardian with the request that after completion and signature it should be sent or passed to your chosen referee along with attached reference form.

(2) Passport Photo

You MUST attach/upload a passport photo since your referee will be requested to confirm your identity. Also you may be requested to meet one of the Trustees and the photo will assist identification. (If you do have to travel to a meeting a Trustee costs of travel will be met by the Trust).

(3) Reference

Your application MUST be sent together with your academic reference and if you wish one additional supporting reference. Your application will be returned if it is received by us without a suitable reference.

The Trustees require that applications be accompanied by at least one reference. The referee should have current knowledge of the applicant’s aptitude for the course/project for which the application is made i.e. in relation to academic courses should be an academic reference (e.g. lecturer, adviser of studies). For other categories of applications (e.g.John Fife Award) a referee may be (e.g. employer or supervisor). To ensure that referees are familiar with The Cross Trust Guidance Notes and the information in the Application Form, you should complete the form and once you have submitted you will receive an electronic copy which you should TAKE OR SEND IT WITH THESE NOTES to the selected referee(s).

He or she will then be in a position to give a reference, which will be confidential to the Trust, and the referee should be asked to forward it, together with the application itself, to the Secretaries. If you wish to send a paper based application you should provide the referee with a stamped envelope addressed to the Trust for this purpose. If you have applied online your referee can also complete their section online by following the website links.

Applicants are always notified as soon as possible after decisions are made.

Other Awards Available to Individuals

Please note that to be eligible for these awards you must meet the essential criteria for individual applicants i.e.

(1) You are less than 30 years old and of SCOTTISH BIRTH OR PARENTAGE (at least one of your parents must have been born in Scotland);

(2) Your proposed study or project can be shown to extend the boundaries of your knowledge of human life.

Awards for University or College Courses

Vacation Studies in the Arts

Medical Elective Studies Abroad

Horticultural Studies - John Fife Travel Award