The Alexander Thomson Travelling Scholarship
In 1999 the GIA launched a competition as part of the Alexander Thomson Traveling Scholarship. The brief was for the design of a monument to be erected over Alexander Thomson’s unmarked grave.
Following the selection of the winning design by Graeme Andrew and Edward Taylor, fund raising was organised with a generous contribution from the Lord Provost’s Millennium Fund. Donations were also received from Angus Grossart, the Jacob Rothschild Foundation, Glasgow City Council’s South Area Budget, Pointsize, various members of the public, the Incorporation of the Masons of Glasgow, Glasgow City Council and the architectural profession. Special mention goes to GM&AD Architects who pledged to underwrite the remaining cost of the Headstone.
The headstone, constructed from polished black granite, was unveiled in May 2006.
How to Apply
Not everyone is eligible for the Scholarship. For criteria and application information, please contact us.
“The Alexander Thomson Travelling Scholarship is pure dead brilliant. I wish there were more awards like it.”