Supporting Education on Scottish Heritage and Culture

The mission of The Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc. Grant Fund is to perpetuate Scottish heritage and culture by assisting individuals in their studies of piping, drumming, highland dancing, harp, fiddling, Celtic music, Scottish crafts, Gaelic language, or Scottish history.

Over the years, the Society has awarded several thousand dollars to students who wish to further their education and cultivate perfection in their respective areas. Many recipients attend a session of the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming (NAAPD), which was co-founded by and is under the direction of Society member, Sandy Jones.

Scholarships are for anyone interested in furthering their studies whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced student. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school the scholarship winner is registered to attend.

Please fill out the application below. We will review it and be in touch with you to discuss your grant application further.

A Strong Scottish History in the Lowcountry

The Scottish Society of Charleston was founded as a non-profit organization on February 26, 1971. Since our founding, we’ve hosted the Scottish Games to promote Highland heritage in the Lowcountry and donated significant funds to organizations throughout the area. Our charitable contributions include thousands of donated dollars from membership dues and event profits to local charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Fisher House Foundation, Citadel Pipe Band, and International Seafarers Ministry, among many others. Additionally, we offer scholarships to students whose education focuses on different facets of Scottish studies. We are honored to have the opportunity to support the Lowcountry community while keeping our Scottish heritage alive throughout South Carolina and beyond.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Scottish Society of Charleston?