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 combat the barriers to STEM education for women. 
It will open the doors to the networks and role models required to advance and succeed. It will also encourage diversity, giving our student body access to drastically under-represented perspectives and greater opportunities for collaboration. 

Your gift will 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. 

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

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