2019 Scholarship Available for Youth to Advance Scottish Gaelic Traditions
The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is pleased to offer one $1,000 scholarship through the Stóras na h-Òigridh (Treasures of Youth) scholarship endowment fund which was created to ensure that cultural skills based on Scottish Gaelic traditions continue to flourish with our youth in Nova Scotia.
These annual bursaries are awarded to Nova Scotian youth between the ages 5-21 with a keen interest to advance their skills in one or more of the following Scottish Gaelic traditions: fiddle, pipes, piano/guitar accompaniment, language, storytelling, song and dance.
In 2018, three scholarships were awarded: to Gillian Blaney, a piper from Lower Sackville ($1,000); Maggie Power, a piano player from Orangedale ($1,000); and Maggie Morais, a fiddler from Frankville, Antigonish County ($500). All three have proven a commitment to the rich Scottish Gaelic traditions of Cape Breton.
The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is calling for submissions for this year’s scholarships. The deadline is April 30, 2019. Nominations are submitted using an on-line form which can be accessed through the “Apply Online Now” link below. For more information, contact the Highland Village at 1-866-442-3542 (toll free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stóras na h-Òigridh is a project of the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society. The endowment is managed by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia. $9,500 in scholarships have been awarded since 2014.
Stòras na h-Òigridh – Treasures of Youth
Please support the Stòras na h-Òigridh (Treasures of Youth) Scholarship Endowment Fund to ensure that cultural skills based on Scottish Gaelic traditions will continue to flourish in Nova Scotia’s youth. The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society created Stòras na h-Òigridh to provide financial scholarships to support to up-and- coming youth between the ages of five and twenty-one who are keen to advance their skills in the Scottish Gaelic tradition including: fiddle, pipes, piano, language, storytelling, song and dance. Annual scholarship(s) are awarded from the interest earned from the fund. The Fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia. In addition to the Fund, Stòras na h-Òigridh also offers a fiddle loan program.
Please donate to Stòras na h-Òigridh – Treasures of Youth Fund, Tunes for Tomorrow
We sincerely thank you in advance for your consideration in support of this visionary and worthwhile cause. With your help the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society will continue to foster the Scottish Gaelic traditions with the youth of today and tomorrow.
For more information on the Stòras na h-Òigridh scholarship please see:
Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
Next scholarship application deadline: April 30, 2019
Next fiddle loan deadline: April 30, 2019
The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society was founded in 1959 to create the Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village, to share and promote the Nova Scotia Gaelic culture and heritage of Nova Scotia. Today, five decades later, the Society continues to carry out this mission through the operation of the Highland Village Museum in Iona, a part of the Nova Scotia Museum, as well as initiatives to support the growth and development of Gaelic language and culture.