AlumniLeaving a gift in your Will

Leaving a Gift in your Will is the opportunity to invest in a future generation of students, to play a vital role in cutting edge research and the wider University community.


How legacy gifts make a difference

Professor John Anderson left a legacy to create ‘a place of useful learning’ for the benefit of all mankind. Today, gifts in wills continue to play a vital role in our socially progressive mission. Recent gifts have supported:

  • a special scholarship programme for students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds
  • a hardship fund for teacher training
  • scholarships for the Engineering Academy
  • redevelopment of University buildings, including Andersonian Library and Biomedical Engineering
  • emerging enterprise, through Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund

Through research, teaching and engagement activities, our founding ethos continues to play the same role today as it did in 1796 - creating a better future. Find out more about how you can include Strathclyde in your Will and make the same positive difference for the next generation of Strathclyders.


The University welcomes the opportunity to commemorate a loved one through support for a named undergraduate scholarship.

The Eilidh McHugh Scholarship has been established in memory of an outstanding recent graduate, who died March 2017 at the age of 22.

Eilidh’s family is now working with the University to continue her memory and connection to Strathclyde, by establishing the Eilidh McHugh Scholarship to support other promising students.

An undergraduate scholarship is made possible with a gift of £5,000 and will support a young person from a disadvantaged area to come to Strathclyde. Read more about the Undergraduate Scholarship programme.


Discuss your legacy intention with us


Alumni based in the USA also have the option to include the University of Strathclyde in their Will. Please get in touch to discuss your planned giving.