Annual Scholarship

The FOBI Board is pleased to offer a 2022 Scholarship opportunity to FOBI members. Here is what you all should know about this scholarship.

One scholarship will be granted not more than once in a calendar year, and in 2022 will be in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship will be open only to members of the Family of Bruce International, which, because all of our memberships are family memberships, include both the primary member, spouse, and all children under the age of 18. Former family members now 18 years of age and older must have their own membership in order to make application.
Applicants are required to submit a proposal for use of the funds in writing (not in an email), and with all significant details, to the FOBI Board, who, acting as a committee of the whole, will make the final decision as to who the successful applicant will be. Application in writing must be made by November 30, 2022. Scholarship funds may be used only for tuition and other institutional fees of an accredited college, university, or other established and trusted academic/cultural organization of high standing. Priority will be given to that applicant whose study is focused on, or is clearly linked with, Scottish history and culture, and particularly with the history and culture of the Family of Bruce. Other academic ventures may also be considered.
Regular reports to the FOBI Board, on the progress of their study will be required of successful applicants.

Requirements Summary:

  • Former family members, now 18 years of age and older, must have their own membership in order to make application.
  • Application/proposal must be made in writing (no email) and received no later than November 30, 2022. Any application received after November 30 will not be considered.
  • Funds will be used only for tuition and other institutional fees of an accredited college, university, or other established and trusted academic/cultural organization of high standing and will be credited directly to that student’s account at that institution.
  • FOBI Scholarship Background: In May 2017, FOBI was proud to announce to the membership of Family of Bruce International, Inc, the establishment of a scholarship as part of the charitable operations of our organization. For quite some time, our Board has been in discussion concerning the wider dissemination of the funds we have at hand which are designated for charitable work. This is, of course, in line with our IRS identification as a 501c3 not for profit charitable organization. The 1st scholarship was awarded in 2017 to Mackenzie Bruce who graduated with a double masters in architecture at the University of Michigan. In 2018, two scholarships were awarded, one to MacKenzie Hafer who is an Anthropology student at the University of West Georgia, and another to Kyle Bruce Crow who is studying Veterinarian Medicine and Surgery at the University Of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2019 to Heather Bruce who is studying Art at the University of San Francisco. In 2021, Kyle Bruce Crow qualified for the scholarship as a student at the University of Glasgow.

    Please mail your written proposal to – Polly Bruce Tilford  FOBI National Secretary 5561 Earl Young Road Bloomington, IN 47408

Past Scholarship Awardee’s


  • 2017-Mackenzie Bruce – University of Michigan – Architecture
  • 2018-MacKenzie Hafer – University of West Georgia – Forensic Anthropology
  • 2018-Kyle Crow – University of Glasgow – Animal Science/PreVet
  • 2019-Heather Bruce – University of San Francisco
  • 2021-Kyle Bruce Crow – University of Glasgow