During the course of a long and varied career, Dr William Baird MacQuitty achieved distinction as a photographer, author, banker and film-producer (e.g. A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the Titanic). He was founding Managing Director of UTV, and his wife Betty, economist and author, was UTV Vice-Chairman for many years.
The MacQuitty Scholarships were established in 1999 to provide travel funds for Queen's postgraduate students. Applicants must be planning to travel overseas to further their education, and they must explain how their proposed trip demonstrates the principle "travel broadens the mind”.
Preference may be given to applicants whose travel involves study of global environmental issues or medicine.
Ten awards of up to £1,000 are available annually. An additional prize of £300 may also be awarded for the best travel report.
All awards are subject to funding availability.
Applications are now closed.