Travel Scholarship Award


The prestigious SHSA Travel Scholarship is awarded to the Journeyman OR Master competitor at the US National Scottish Harp ChampionshipTM whose performance and scholarship application – in the eyes of the judges – show achievement and serious interest in further study of Scottish harp.

This scholarship is to be used toward a study trip to Scotland or to a recognized Scottish harp course in the United States or Canada.

Competitors wishing to compete for the award must complete the application and write a short essay outlining their proposed use of the scholarship. Scholarship applications may be obtained on-line or through the Competition Chair.

The scholarship travel must be executed within 18 months of award. If the first place winner is unable to make use of the scholarship, it will be awarded to the runner-up. The scholarship may not be awarded to an individual more than once.

The scholarship recipient will be required to:

  • Publish on the SHSA Travel Scholarship Blog
  • submit an article with photographs about their trip and what they learned (with revisions as required by the Editor) for the Kilt and Harp
  • and publish a harp arrangement in the Kilt & Harp

within six months of completion of travel.  Reimbursement of the scholarship amount will be provided after completion of all requirements.

Please return completed essay by e-mail at least 4 weeks prior to the national competition to the Competition Chair