Types of Scholarships

Academic Scholarship(s).  

Academic Scholarships are awarded for college, graduate and other advanced studies.  Applicant’s GPA must be B or better.  Preference is for students who are majoring in Scottish or Celtic history and cultural arts or who are studying abroad in Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales).   Also, for those in other areas of study who, with their families, have been active in Clan Henderson, the Highland Games or other organizations/events fostering knowledge and appreciation of Scottish culture or traditions.  Historically, these awards have been about $1000.

Celtic Arts and Music. 

Celtic Arts and Music scholarships are awarded to students who are studying Scottish traditional arts like bagpiping, Scottish folk or highland dance, drums, harp, etc. These awards have been historically about $200-$300.


Scholarships are awarded to youth who want to participate in athletics such as those featured at Highland Games like Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Shot Put.  New this year, these will also likely be about $ 200-300.

Template for Scholarship Application

Please see the page on the Scholarship App Info Page


  • Affirm that you have read the goals of the Clan Henderson Society (found at clanhendersonsociety.com and agree with them.

IMPORTANT:  Please include a picture of the applicant.


  • Applicants may apply for a scholarship Jan. 1st-May 31 each calendar year.

  • Applications must be endorsed by the Regional Commissioner by June 15.  The RC forwards the award to the Vice President of the Members Scholarship Committee by July1. Mark Henderson will forward these to the treasurer by August 15.  Checks will be written by Aug. 31.

  • Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee in July 1 through Aug 15.  

  • Make two (2) copies.  Sent one to the RC      for endorsement.  Send one to: Mark Henderson, 204 Beagle Gap, Waynesboro, Va. 22980, hendo28@comcast.net, 540-221-4642

  •   Note: the Scholarship committee will not act until the RC endorsement has been received.

  • The CHS Youth Scholarship Committee will select the awardees by July 15, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified and receive checks in early August, 2022.

  • You do not have to be a CHS member to apply for a scholarship.

Youth Scholarship Award

Chairperson:MaryLane Henderson


Requested by the individual youth (under the age of 26) for recognition of specific talents in the fields of music, dance, culture. literature, history, academics or athletics (as supported by the Society's goals), this award is a certificate of recognition signed by the Society President and accompanied by a check for a specified amount that is determined by the Executive Board.


HENDERSON Gavin                                          Academics

HENDERSON James Edward Wallace            Drumming

HENDERSON Meagan                                      Scottish Highland Dance

LEE`Anthony                                                    Bag Piping

RYAN Gabrielle                                                Celtic Arts


CHATFIELD Susan                                           Academics

DECHENT David                                               Academics

FITE Evelyn                                                      Highland Dance

LEE Anthony                                                     Bag Piping

MARTIN Kendall                                               Highland Dance

MILNER Erica                                                   Highland Dance

RYAN Gabrielle                                                Academics

SOUTH Alexander                                           Scottish Country Dance

SOUTH Ginger-Gabrielle                                Scottish Country Dance


There were no applications submitted for 2014 Youth Scholarships


HENDERSON Katrina                                       Scottish Country Dancer

KILAN Zoe                                                         Athletics

MILNER Erica                                                   Highland Dance

MOORE Abigail                                                 Dancer, Royal Scottish                                                                                                             Dance Society

SOUTH Ginger                                                  Dancer, Royal Scottish                                                                                                             Dance Society


CHATFIELD Colin                                             Member Clan Henderson                                                                                                        Society Bodyguard

MILNER Erica                                                   Highland Dancer


MILNER Erica                                                   Highland Dancer


MILNER Erica                                                   Highland Dancer


HENDERSON Elisabeth                                   Flutist

MILNER Erica                                                   Dancer

VENABLE Laura                                               Dancer


CRAIG Jacob                                                     Piper

CRAIG Joshua                                                  Celloist and Piper

MILNER Erica                                                  Highland Dancer

VENABLE Laura                                              Highland dancer


HENDERSON David                                         Highland Dancer

HENDERSON Katrina                                      Highland Dancer

HENDERSON Yvonne                                      Highland Dancer

MILNER Erica                                                  Highland Dancer

VENABLE Laura                                              Highland Dancer


CRAIGJessica                                                   Fiddler

CRAIGJessica                                                   Fiddler

HENDERSONElisabeth                                    Flutist

MILNERErica                                                    Highland Dancer

SHARPEAlexander                                          Piper

SHARPEWilliam Henderson                          Fiddler, Piper

VENABLELaura                                               Highland Dancer


BRNICEVICAurora                                           Piper

BRNICEVICLily                                                Drummer

SHARPEAlexander                                         Piper

SHARPEWilliam                                             Piper, Fiddler

VENABLELaura                                              Highland Dancer


CRAIGJessica Sarai                                        Fiddler

CRAIGJoshua Scott                                         Piper

DONOVANCaitlin                                             Piper

HENDERSONElisabeth                                   Scottish Arts, Flutist

HENDERSONKathryn                                     Flutist, Cellist

VENABLELaura                                               Highland Dancer                 


CRAIGJessica Sarai                                        Musician

CRAIGJacob S., IV                                            Piper


CRAIGJacob                                                     Piper

DONOVANCaitlin                                             Piper

DONOVANErin                                                Fiddler

DONOVANShannon                                        Flutist

HENDERSONCatherine                                  Flutist, Country Dancer

HICKSGregory                                                 Piper, County and                                                                                                                   Highland Dancer


CARTERChelsea                                             Highland Dancer

CRAIGJacob                                                    Piper

HICKSGregory                                                Piper and Highland Dancer

VENABLELaura                                              Highland Dancer



There were no applications received


BALLERWilliam C.                                           Piper

CARTERChelsea                                              Dancer

HENDERSONSarah                                         Dancer

HICKSGregory                                                Piper and Highland                                                                                                                   Dancer


BRETTLeslie                                                    Highland Dancer

CARTERChelsea                                              Highland Dancer

HESTONPatrick Ala                                        Piper

HICKSGregory                                                 Piper Highland Dancer


HESTONPatrick                                               Piper

KEIFERMatthew                                              Piper


MILESSharon                                                   Highland Dancer


MILESKimberley                                              Highland Dancer


KEIFERMatthew                                               Piper

WEYMOUTHSharon                                         Highland Dancer


KEIFERMatthew                                               Piper

The St. Paul Travelers/Christian A. Garin Youth Award

Established through the receipt of matching funds from an employer, this award honors any individual or group who possess talent in the Scottish arts of music or dance and is presented to further this talent. It is awarded in the form of a certificate signed by the donor and the Society President. It includes a monetary award in the amount up to $1000 with the final award amount determined by the donor.


Shadle Park High School Pipe Band


Shadle Park High School Pipe Band


Chelsea House Orchestra

The Estil H. Oliver Memorial Youth Scholarship

(No Longer Active)


CRAIGJacob S., IVPiper


VENABLELauraHighland Dancer