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 Template for Scholarship Application


  • Name:
  • Mailing address:
  • Email address:
  • Age on Dec 31, 2017 (must be under 26):
  • Do you or a member of your family belong to the Clan Henderson Society? If yes, what is their name and CHS member #.  This will not influence the award.  It is needed for administrative purposes.
  • Type of Scholarship applying for (choose one–description below):
Academic Scholarship ($1000)
Celtic Arts and Music ($300
Beginner Celtic Arts and Music ($50)
Program Award ($500)
  • Describe who is providing the instruction, what is being purchased or where the competition will take place.
  • In one or two paragraphs, describe why this scholarship is important for you. Include what you think it will allow you to do that might not be possible otherwise (attach as a statement).
  • Affirm that you have read the goals of the Clan Henderson Society (found at clanhendersonsociety.org and agree with them.

IMPORTANT:  Please include a picture of the applicant.


  • Applicants may apply for a scholarship Jan 1st-Sep 30th each calendar year.
  • Applications must be endorsed by the Regional Commissioner NLT Sep 30th.  The RC forwards the award to the Chair Scholarship Committee.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee in October/Novemebr.  Announcements are made in December.
  • Make two (2) copies.  Sent one to the RC for endorsement.  Send one to the Chair, Scholarships Committee (for info).  Note: the Scholarship committee will not act until the RC endorsement has been received.
Chair Ann Hicks, 4024 Barnes Bluff Dr. SE, Southport, NC  28461-7448     leonhicks365@gmail.com
  • Information can be mailed or emailed. It can be handwritten.
  • You do not have to be a CHS member to apply for a scholarship (except Beginner Celtic Arts and Music).

Types of Scholarships

Academic Scholarship (1).  Given per year in the amount of $1,000.  The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or greater for last year of study (College Freshman: use HS grades).  High School applicants must have a B average or greater.  The application must include a photocopy or PDF to verify academic performance.  A person may not receive this award more than once.  Scholarship award is not limited to a particular field of study but a preference will be given to academic endeavors that reflect the goals of the Society.

Celtic Arts and Music (2).  An applicant must have an interest in pursuing studies in Celtic Arts.  The scholarship should assist the applicant in learning Scottish Country Dancing, Bag Pipes, Celtic Art or design work. Two awards may be given each year in the amount of $300 each.  No individual may receive more than two awards in this category

Celtic Arts and Music Beginner Scholarship (3).  This is intended to encourage members of Clan Henderson Society to learn to play the bagpipes or other Celtic related preforming or visual art.  It is specifically intended for the younger members ( 17 and younger) of the Clan Henderson Society.  No more that three will be awarded each year in the amount of $50 each. An individual may receive this award more than once. All award recipients must be members of Clan Henderson Society or a financial dependent of a member of Clan Henderson.

Performing Group Award (2).  This is a financial award and is given to Celtic music performing groups such as pipe and drum bands, choral groups, etc. Recipient groups will be identified as containing members of Clan Henderson Society.  Applications must include detailed information about the group, including its genre of music, number in the group, where the group performs, any charitable groups they support and the overall age of the group.  The amount of the award will be $500