2020 Scholarship Available for Youth to Advance Scottish Gaelic Traditions The
Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is pleased to present $2,500 in scholarships to three up and coming culture bearers through its Stòras na -Òigridh | Treasures of Youth Scholarship Fund. Managed by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia the fund supports Nova Scotian Youth between the ages 5-21 with a keen interest to advance their traditional Gaelic cultural skills including fiddle, pipes, piano/guitar accompaniment, language, storytelling, song and dance. This year’s recipients are Abby Hansen, a fiddler, piano player and Gaelic singer from Montague Coal Mines, HRM ($1,000); Phillip Whyte, a Gaelic speaker and singer from Barachois, CBRM ($1,000), and Gracie Hawes, a fiddler and piano player from St. Andrews, Antigonish County ($500). Since 2014, the Highland Village has distributed $13,000 to 14 youth to help them with their cultural journey.
In addition to the scholarship, Treasures of Youth also has a fiddle loan program. We are pleased that Halle Rose MacLean of Creignish will be taking on the fiddle tradition. She will be using a 1/2 size fiddle donated to Treasures of Youth by Roger Gallant.
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 2019, one $1,000 scholarship was awarded: to Taj Ubdy, a fiddler from Christmas Island. Taj has a 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 scholarship(s). The deadline is April 30, 2020. 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. $10,500 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.
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, 2020
Next fiddle loan deadline: April 30, 2020
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.