2020 Scholarships Available for Youth to Advance Scottish Gaelic Traditions

580b585b2edbce24c47b28c1The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is pleased to offer two $1,000 and one $500 scholarships 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 Kaj Ubdy, a fiddler from Christmas Island. Kaj 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 May 31, 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 highlandvillage@novascotia.ca

The next deadline for a fiddle loan is May 31, 2020.

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.


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