The Mary Burton Fund

Named after the first female director of our university, the Mary Burton Fund supports women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

Your gift to the fund will help to remove the barriers to STEM education for women, and to open the doors to the networks and role models they need to advance and succeed. It will also encourage diversity, giving our student body access to drastically under-represented perspectives and greater opportunities for collaboration. 

Help us to create the next leaders in STEM and inspire future generations to ensure all voices are heard when pursing the answers to the world's most urgent questions. 

STEM success stories

You can read about the fantastic work being produced by female graduates in STEM in our alumni profiles:

  • Mathilde Henri, MSc in Renewable Energy Development (2015)
    Consultant in Renewable Energies
  • Tracy Young, BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (2013)
    PhD at Glasgow University
  • Ethel Koppa, Construction Project Management (2013)
    Project Manager for the National Housing Corporation, Tanzania

How to give

For gifts from the USA, please visit our page for the American Friends of Heriot-Watt, our 501(c)(3) registered organisation. 

For gifts from Canada, we are recognised as a prescribed institution and would welcome your support through our Canadian donations page

For gifts from all other areas, please find details for bank transfer or complete our donation form.

How to apply for funds

If you are a student and would like to apply for funds to carry out an extra-curricular project that will further you career in STEM, please see our Apply for funding page.

Key information

Fiona Robertson