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 will open January 1, 2017. Applications must be
received no later than March 20, 2017. Announcement to be made no
later than April 3, 2017.
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 2015
Florida. She and her sister live with their grandmother, Ruth
Gordan Alber, who makes all of her dance outfits! She started
dancing in 7th grade as Highland Dance is offered at her middle
school. She says, “Dancing for me isn't simply about competing or
even being the best. I dance because it truly is my passion. I enjoy
every moment of it.” She has been honing her skill with lessons
and competitions and will be moving up to Premiere competition
this summer. Costs have added up and if it weren’t for Ruth’s
skills as a seamstress it would be nearly impossible. We have
awarded her a $500.00 grant to attend a dance workshop, and wish
her the best of luck in her competition year!
Escondido, California who has garnered inspiration from family
stories of her Great-grandmother Mary Laing’s strong character
and determination when she came to the USA from Scotland. That
same determination has her setting the goal of competing in the
World Highland Dance Championships in Scotland this year. It also
shows in the fact that she has achieved a 4.0 GPA, and is an
accomplished violinist with the Youth Philharmonic Symphony,
being named to the California Scholarship Association, and being
named as Student of the Year at The Classical Academy of
Escondido! We have awarded Isabel with a $400.00 grant toward
her goals. We hope for all the best in her coming year!
Congratulations to both of these wonderful young ladies! We hope to see great things from you
in the future as you continue on your life paths. We hope that future young dancers will be
inspired by you as you have been inspired by those who came before you.
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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