Scholarship application

Beginning August 1st, after you’ve submitted your registration, and $50 deposit, you can apply below for the Jim Higashi Memorial  Fiddle Camp scholarship. Scholarships are for use only  when attending  the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers’ Scottish Weekend Workshop with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, January 17-19.

Please note! Scholarships are now available for any workshop enrollee.  Application deadline is October 10th. Mailed applications must be postmarked by October 10th, or earlier, in order to be considered. You will be notified of our decision by Nov 1st.


Application for Financial Aid-

The The Jim Higashi Memorial Scholarship of the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers encourages the spread of traditional music by offsetting a portion of tuition for applicants who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend camp.

Consideration for awards is based on:  1. financial need, 2. demonstrated interest in traditional music and, 3. anticipated travel expenses. People of all ages and levels of ability are welcome to apply.

Please be aware that financial aid recipients are encouraged (though not required) to play a tune or set of tunes for the Saturday ceilidh, or other time, such as during social hours,or at lunch or dinner. You can choose to play solo or in combination with other financial aid recipients, camp members, or instructors. Alternatively, financial aid recipients may volunteer to help plan events and assist with various camp needs, such as the ceilidh decorating/planning.

1) Please fill out this form after you have completed your registration, and paid your $50 registration fee. Complete the online form and submit it by October 10th. All sections, including contact information, must be filled out completely. If you have trouble with the online process, please contact us to make alternative arrangements.

2) Please complete the application on your own, and be as thorough as you can especially for questions 1 – 3 (the form allows for as much text as you need). If you are under 18, we recognize that you may wish help from your family with this form, but please answer questions 1 and 2 yourself.

3)  Please ask your teacher to complete and send, the Teacher Recommendation Form here by October 10.  You may copy this link and send directly to the teacher:

Applications submitted after October 10th cannot be considered.  For questions regarding the scholarship, please write to Marcia Thumma, workshop director.

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