Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack’s charity has gifted £100,000 to Robert Gordon University to help students from under-represented backgrounds.
The Cormack Family Foundation’s donation will be used to provide financial support to ten undergraduate students over the next two years.
Undergraduate students preparing to study at RGU will be in line for the scholarship if they can show financial need, academic merit and ambition.
Cormack said: “As Aberdonians, with our roots firmly in the north-east, Fiona and I are fortunate to be in a position to support the next generation of talent and skills and to partner with a modern, forward-thinking university which plays a major part of the region’s rich and diverse learning and teaching landscape.”
Professor John Harper, principal of RGU, added: “For many students, receiving a scholarship is a life-transforming situation which can support them to thrive in their studies and careers, and we are indebted to Dave and his family for making this happen.”