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The Clan Henderson Society Scholarship Program 

Our scholarship program provides financial assistance for individual academics as well as those individuals and groups involved in Scottish related programs including music, dancing, literature, athletics, academics, culture, heritage and history. The number of scholarships and grants and the amount to be awarded will be determined each year during the CHS budget process, which occurs Oct-Nov each year.

Applications for 2018 Scholarships are accepted  Jan 1, 2018 thru May 31, 2018.  Awardees will be announced on Jun 30, 2018.

Categories

Academic Scholarship.  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.  The number of scholarships and the amount of each one will be announced on December 31 annually and will be posted in the annual January issue of An Canach.

Celtic Performing Arts and Music Scholarship.  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. No individual may receive more that two awards in this category.  The number of  scholarships and the amount of each one will be announced on December 31 annually and will be posted in the annual January issue of An Canach.

Performing Group Grant.  This is a financial grant 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 number of grants and the amount of the grant will be announced on December 31 annually and will be posted in the annual January issue of An Canach.

Procedure and Process to Apply

Appliaw-drummercants may apply for a  scholarship from Jan 1st-May 31st each calendar year.  Each scholarship request must be submitted to the Regional Commissioner (RC) for approval.  RCs forward applications to the Chair, Scholarship Committee.  Applications are reviewed by the committee in October and November. Announcements of awards are made in December.

Scholarship Application Template

Regional Commissioners Contact Information

Note: if the RC position is vacant, submit to the VP, Operations.

Submit two copies.  One to the RC and one for info direct to the Chair, Scholarships Committee:

Chair Ann Hicks, 4024 Barnes Bluff Dr. SE, Southport, NC  28461-7448   annhicks365@gmail.com

IMPORTANT:  All applicants must support the goals of the Clan Henderson Society:

CHS Goals

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2017 Awards

Youth Scholarship Awards-1993-2016