Applications for financial aid for Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School 2020 are now closed.

Financial Aid

The Peter Connelly Fund, established in 1987 to provide financial aid grants for the purpose of encouraging the perpetuation of traditional music, is open to all attendees of Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School (VOM).  The Peter Connelly Fund (PC Fund) is wholly supported by private donations and is a part of the Scottish Fiddlers of California, a 501(c)3 entity.

The Cali McKasson-Kovin Memorial Fund, established at VOM in 2019 in memory of Cali McKasson-Kovin and in recognition of her lifetime of dedication and service to VOM, a fund has been established in her name with the following guidelines:

1. At least one financial aid applicant each year shall be named as the “Cali McKasson-Kovin Memorial Fund recipient” provided sufficient funds exist in the Cali McKasson-Kovin Scholarship Fund (“CMKM Fund”).

2. The VOM Scholarship Committee shall consider the following additional criteria in selecting the CMKMF awardee(s):

a. Support for students from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise be unable to attend
b. Support for students who are foster children

Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and demonstrated interest.  You need not be an accomplished musician to apply. Applications are judged by the VOM Scholarship Committee and awarded to those who have applied and been accepted to VOM. Award amounts are based on financial need and anticipated travel expense.  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.