through the Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Program to our
youth (and the young at heart) who wish to further their tutelage in the Scottish
Arts including but not limited to piping, highland drumming, highland dance,
fiddle, heavy athletics and Gaelic language study. One scholarship is reserved
for the Grade IV Junior Piper of the Day at Grandfather Mountain Highland
Games, two will be awarded as individual scholarship grants. The application
process for 2017 is now closed. Applications for 2018 will open January
1, 2018. Deadline to receive applicatons is April 23rd, 2018
Recipients Announced on Tartan Day, Friday, 6th April.
All applicants of at least ten years of age who are involved in learning a Scottish Art are welcome to apply
for the Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship for the Scottish Arts. The scholarship is given based on
the need and commitment of the applicant. You do not need to be a member or a descendant of a
member of the House of Gordon to apply.
The scholarship will be given as a cash grant in an amount at the discretion of the Board of Directors but
not to exceed $500.00.
All recipients must write an acknowledgement of receipt and a follow-up letter of their progress and/or
experience in their chosen Scottish art for publication in the House of Gordon USA publication, In The
Please download the application and post the complete application with picture and essay to:
House of Gordon USA
Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship
1811 Aeronca Ave.
Henrico, VA 23228-1328
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARLES O. GORDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS FOR 2017
former recipient of the C.O.Gordon Memorial Scholarship in 2014. We are
happy to be able to sponsor her again this year in her quest to continue
her Highland Dance career. In 2016 she achieved her first coaching level
obtaining the Associates Diploma, with honors and she was the winner of
the LA performance based Spotlight Awards where she will perform at the
Walt Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles in June, 2017. More importantly
she achieved the goal she has been working toward of becoming World
Champion! This year will see her moving up to the 18 and over level of
competition where she will be competing with the most established and
accomplished Highland dancers and her goal is to further hone her
abilities. She will also be continuing by working toward her next level of
coaching degree (Members) and has the goal to not only one day become
a Judge, but also an Examiner. We are excited to be able to in some small
part help her along this path knowing that she will for decades to come be
exciting, encouraging, teaching and mentoring many more young Highland
Dancers. We have awarded her a $500.00 cash grant.
teacher with a goal of becoming a Judge. In 2016 she was honored to be
invited to Moscow, Russia to perform in the tattoo in Red Square, where
she met Russian Highland Dancers and, she says, "although we did not
speak the same language, we were all able to dance together!" She will
be heading to Vancouver, Canada this fall to sit for the Scottish Official
Board of Highland Dancing’s Judging Exam. We know that Megan will also
be a beacon to many young Highland Dancers for years to come and will
be able to continue teaching and once she earns her Judging certificate,
she will be able to give the constructive criticism that these dancers enter
competition in search of to hone their skills and reach their potential. We
are happy to be able to help her with a cash grant of $250.00 toward her
theory class preparation for her Judges' examination.
FL who has been dancing for the past 4 1/2 years and has just achieved
Premiere level. She is active in her community as a volunteer and is the
Junior Class President at Dunedin High School, and also works part time.
She has been a guest dancer for Celtic Christmas at the Rialto Center for
the Performing Arts in Atlanta, GA the past 3 years and last year was a
guest dancer for the Red Hot Chili Pipers in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This hard
working, talented young lady would like to attend the Ohio Scottish Arts
School to improve her dancing and we are very happy to award her a
$500.00 cash grant to help ensure she will be able to attend.
The House of Gordon USA is proud to sponsor the annual Charles
O. Gordon Memorial Grade 4 Junior Piper of the Day Award at
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games where Charles had also
served as president.
special trophy and a $250.00 scholarship.
We look forward to watching this year's Grade 4 Junior competition
and welcoming this year's Piper of the Day and his/her family to the
Gordon Tent for lunch and the presentation of the award!
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