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A limited number of scholarships are available to students from the Balmoral School Scholarship Fund. (Download PDF scholarship application.) Application deadline is May 1. Criteria for selection includes competitive successes, age (preference is given to younger applicants), contributions to piping, performance experience, etc. A letter of recommendation from a teacher is required with the application. Scholarship awards, usually $75 to $150, vary according to talent, need, and the location of the school. Balmoral School supporters are encouraged to make tax-exempt contributions to the Balmoral School Scholarship Fund for worthy students.

Scholarships are also available from:

The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh awards scholarships of up to $150 for Pittsburgh area residents 21 years of age and under. Download the committee chairman's letter + guidelines + application + teacher recommendation form from the society's scholarship page. Application deadline is April 18.

The Get Out and Play Foundation offers scholarships to Pipers and Drummers to attend a Summer Camp session. Applicants must reside in Pennsylvania or Ohio. Read the guidelines and download an application from their scholarship page. Applications accepted from January 1 until the close date May 1.

The St. Andrew’s Society of New Hampshire awards the Bertha McDonald Scholarship to piping and drumming students. (Download PDF student application + sponsor form.) Application deadline is March 15.

The Clan Munro Association, USA, offers $250 scholarships for piping and drumming students 18 years of age and under. (Download PDF scholarship application.) Application deadline is March 31.

The New Hampshire Highland Games accepts applications from pipers and drummers in the eastern US. Application deadline is April 10. To request an application, click the Scholarships application option on the NH Scot website.

The Irish Music and Dance Association (IMDA) Educational Grant Program provides a scholarship opportunity for piping and drumming students for the Minnesota session. Application deadline is April 15. To download an application, click the Scholarship application option on the IMDA website.

Additional scholarship are available from The Clan MacDougall Society of North America and The Sage Foundation. Students are encouraged to apply to other scholarship sources such as local clans and St. Andrew’s societies.