Witherby Publishing Group with Edinburgh Napier University invite applications for our Publishing Scholarship.

This Publishing Scholarship is for the academic year 2021–22 and is now open to applicants to our MSc Publishing programme.

The Witherby Publishing Group Scholarship has been established to support individuals from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake a postgraduate degree in Publishing. The successful applicant will be offered £3,000 towards the payment of fees for the MSc Publishing postgraduate degree, to be paid at the beginning of the academic year. The funding is available due to the generous support of Witherby Publishing Group. Each Scholarship also provides a publishing placement with Witherbys.

The Witherby Publishing Group Scholarship was conceived at the 50th Anniversary of Publishing at Edinburgh Napier in June 2019. It was launched last year.

Iain Macneil, Witherby Publishing Group’s CEO, commented: ‘Witherbys is dedicated to supporting the future of publishing in Scotland and offering financial support to students aligns with the strong sense of community and social responsibility that is at the heart of Witherbys. We are looking forward to assisting students in achieving their academic qualifications and providing vital experience in the publishing industry.’

Avril Gray, Associate Professor of Publishing & MSc Publishing Programme Leader at Edinburgh Napier University, said: ‘MSc Publishing are thrilled to offer this Scholarship. The idea was one I’ve had for a long time and I’m enormously grateful to Witherbys for their generosity in providing placements at both universities offering Publishing in Scotland. Witherbys has been our industry partner for many years, providing placements and guest lectures, and employing many of our alumni, notably Gillian Macrosson, Managing Director, and co-ordinator of the Scholarship at Witherbys. I’m truly delighted that the Witherby Publishing Group Scholarship will help individuals who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate degree. At Edinburgh Napier University we are committed to the principle of fairness in access to higher education, and to promoting inclusivity and diversity at all levels of Publishing.’

About the Witherby Publishing Group

Witherbys is one of Scotland’s largest and most successful publishing houses, with a portfolio of over 400 specialist titles that are exported to over 110 countries.

Established in 1740, Witherbys has long been involved in the maritime industry. In 2008, when the company was bought by Seamanship International from the Witherby family, the name was changed to the Witherby Publishing Group and the company was brought, in its entirety, to Scotland. Twelve years later, having grown the company tenfold, Witherbys is now one of the largest providers of regulatory and guidance materials to the marine industry. Witherbys is a privately owned company.

Applications for the 2021/22 scholarship close midnight, Saturday 31st July 2022

Full details of the Scholarship and application form can be found here:

Edinburgh Napier University: https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/bursaries/witherby-publishing-scholarship