Financial Aid Funds - Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp recognizes that people who would benefit from camp don't always have the funds to attend. With this in mind, we have set up the two fiollowing funds to assist students in financial need. 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.
Legacy Fund The purpose of the VOM Legacy Fund is to provide for emergency, operational, and long-term financial needs of Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School - and to ensure that VOM can continue to operate in future years.
The VOM Legacy accounts are comprised of two sub-accounts:
Our funds are replenished each year with significant fundraising during camp, and from donors who understand the importance of dedicated musicians, young and old, attending this week-long musical experience.
Please consider making a tax-deductable donation to SCOTTISH FIDDLERS OF CALIFORNIA (SFC) the parent non-profit organizarion of VOM. SFC is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation committed to increasing the understanding and awareness of Scottish traditional music and associated cultures and art forms. SFC is the parent organization for Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp, San Frasncisco Scottish Fiddlers and the Scottish Fiddlers of LA. SFC supports the needs of each individual organization with legal and financial coordination. SFC events include week-long residential camps as well as concerts, workshops, and local fiddle club meetings, all of which are organized by volunteers.