At Scottish Heritage USA, we believe in and facilitate the advancement of youth through our scholarship program.
Our scholarships are offered at two schools, The School of Scottish Arts for Highland Dance and the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming.
The School of Scottish Arts situated at Lees-McRae College in picturesque Banner Elk, North Carolina offers one and two week courses in all aspects of Highland Dance.
The School was founded in North Carolina in 1965 by Sally Southerland.
The purposes of School of Scottish Arts (SSA) are:
- to encourage the preservation of the folk arts, heritage and traditions of Scotland
- to extend the knowledge and practice of Scottish Arts by providing a center for learning and offering instruction conforming to traditional standards, and;
- to stimulate public interest in Scottish arts and traditions.
SSA accomplishes this mission by offering quality dance instruction from top teachers of Highland Dancing and by introducing and reinforcing knowledge of Scottish culture and history. For more information on the School of Scottish Arts, please visit: http://www.gmhg.org/school%20of%20scottish%20arts%20menu.htm.
North American Academy of Piping and Drumming The piping and drumming school, started by the late John McFayden, of Glasgow, Scotland, and Sandy Jones, has been operating in Valle Crucis, North Carolina for over 40 years. The school’s professional instructors conduct one-week classroom instruction on piping and drumming. Visit the Academy’s website at www.naapd.org
Room, board and tuition are included in our scholarships.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A SCOTTISH HERITAGE MEMBER TO APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS! WE WELCOME APPLICANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.2019 Scholarship Information
Please use this form to apply for both Dance and Piping Scholarships. Applications will not be accepted unless on this form.
Scottish Heritage USA is dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of Scottish tradition, history, crafts and culture and to that end, offers grants to non-profit organizations that promote and expand these concepts.
If you are a non-profit organization that wishes to apply for a grant for these purposes, please send a letter of request addressed to:Scottish Heritage USA, Inc.
PO Box 457
Pinehurst, NC 28374-0457
The Board of Directors meets in July and December to review grant applications.
2018 Grants Awarded
A late addition to our grants given out this year is the National Trust for Scotland USA. This organization is the northeastern United States arm of the National Trust. They help raise funds for the trust and have been given a $10,000 grant from Scottish Heritage USA to further their efforts on behalf of Scotland.
Scottish Heritage USA has awarded $26,900.00 in grants for 2018!2018 Grants Press Release