Financial Aid

The Peter Connelly Scholarship program, established in 1987 to provide financial aid grants for the purpose of encouraging the perpetuation of traditional music, is open to all attendees of VOM. through the offering of partial financial support to Scottish Fiddlers of California (SFC) Fiddle School attendees. This program is supported by the Valley of the Moon Scholarship Fund, a part of the Scottish Fiddlers of California, a 501(c)3 entity.

Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, demonstrated interest, and anticipated travel costs. You need not be an accomplished musician to apply. Applications are judged by the Board of the Scholarship Committee and awarded to those who have been accepted to fiddle camp. There are special scholarships, in larger amounts, awarded to promising students traveling from abroad, and for other special circumstances. This program is supported by private donations, 85% of which come from the attendees of the fiddle school.

You must apply separately to camp (See Application Guidelines) and submit your deposit for camp before any award can be granted.

Please be aware that we are unable to consider applications (including supporting teacher’s statements, if required) that arrive after the March 1st deadline.

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