Our Founding Donor

In 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) launched its Foundation with a generous donation from Sir Alex Ferguson CBE to deliver scholarship programmes for students from all backgrounds and across all disciplines.

One of the most successful and respected managers in the history of football, and an Honorary Graduate of GCU, Sir Alex generously donated £500,000 establishing the Sir Alex Ferguson Scholarships and Awards Fund that has supported over 110 students to date providing financial assistance and access to life-changing opportunities during their time at GCU.

Sir Alex said: “I am delighted to be able to support Glasgow Caledonian University. I have had a relationship with the University for a number of years and have always been impressed by the quality of its work. I am particularly pleased to have the opportunity to help people, irrespective of their background, progress in life."