CCA Scholarships

About the Celtic Classic

The mission of Celtic Cultural Alliance is to promote and preserve the Celtic culture through educational workshops, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. In support of this mission, each year scholarships are awarded to students studying Celtic music, dance or art.

In 2018, the Celtic Cultural Alliance will award up to $7000.00 in scholarships.

Each of the scholarship awards will be presented at the 2018 Celtic Classic, September 28 – 30, 2018.

2018 Celtic Cultural Alliance Scholarship Program

  • The scholarship opportunity is for students aged 8 to 18 as of September 29, 2018.
  • All dance applicants must be enrolled in a dance school program or organization.
  • All music applicants must be taking private or school lessons in a Celtic instrument.
  • All fine arts applicants must be taking art lessons in an area of Celtic fine art. 
  • Instructors must be listed on the form because we may contact them to verify enrollment of scholarship applications.
  • The Celtic Cultural Alliance Board of Directors will serve as the selection committee to choose the scholarship winners.
  • The selection of the recipient will not be based on financial need but on commitment to the Celtic dance, music and/or the fine arts, and the desire to continue their study.
  • Immediate family members of employees or Board members of Celtic Cultural Alliance are ineligible to apply for or receive scholarships.
  • The recipients of the scholarship may be asked to provide a performance at future Celtic Cultural Alliance events.
  • The Scholarship winners will be notified by August 1,, 2018.
  • Applications of previous winners of the scholarship will not be accepted.

The application form and essay must be completed, signed, and received by June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered for the scholarship.


CCA is encouraging high school students to learn about Celtic culture and gain useful volunteer experience in the community, Celtic Cultural Alliance will be awarding one $500 scholarship to one high school student who has volunteered at Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival for at least one Celtic Classic festival.

  • Applicants must fill out an application that describes their volunteer experience and includes a photo of them at Celtic Classic.
  • The $500 scholarship is to be applied towards higher education expenses.
  • Students must register for volunteering through the volunteer data base.
  • Students must volunteer for 12 hours at Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival on September 28-30, 2018, with hours confirmed by the site supervisor.
    • Hours from previous years may be applied.
    • Hours worked during set up may be applied. 
  • Students must be in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Immediate family members of employees or Board members of Celtic Cultural Alliance are ineligible to receive scholarships.
  • A winner will be chosen by December 15, 2018 by a committee comprised of members the Board of Directors of Celtic Cultural Alliance.


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