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Penguin has created a new scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art, named in honour of its long-time Art Director John Hamilton, who died earlier this year.

Launching for the academic year 2019-2020, the John Hamilton Scholarship will offer £3,000 to one student per year, to support them for one year of study, as well as a paid internship in the art department at Penguin Random House UK. It is open to all Scottish postgraduate students (defined as being resident in Scotland for 3 years prior to application for purposes other than study) studying for a Master of Design in Graphics/Illustration/Photography or a Master of Design in Communication Design at The Glasgow School of Art. It is awarded based on academic excellence with priority given to those who can demonstrate financial need.

Born in Glasgow, John Hamilton studied illustration at The Glasgow School of Art between 1982 and 1986, and his degree show consisted of a series of covers for imaginary books. After joining publisher William Heinemann shortly after graduating, he moved to Penguin in 1997 as Art Director for Penguin General Adult Publishing – later also becoming the Art Director for another of the Penguin publishing houses, Michael Joseph. During his twenty-two years with the company, he worked with many of Penguin’s bestselling authors, including Jamie Oliver, Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby and William Boyd.

Eligible applicants are invited to submit a GSA Scholarship Application to scholarships@gsa.ac.uk  by 4pm on Friday 9 August 2019. 

The GSA Scholarship application form is available here.

Please submit the application to scholarship@gsa.ac.uk 

Please contact scholarships@gsa.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding the John Hamilton Scholarships, or if you require the application form in an alternative format.