Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Northeast Tionól offers three types of scholarship (two for pipers, one for fiddlers) that will cover a student’s tuition for the weekend and pay $200 toward the student’s room and board.

We’re providing the information below so people know what scholarships we typically offer so you can be prepared to apply in 2017.

Bill Ochs Memorial Piping Scholarships

(note that we are not yet accepting scholarship applications for 2017; we’ll do that when online registration opens in July 2017)

  1. Scholarship for young pipers

To be eligible for consideration, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be under 25 years old.
  • You must own or have use of, at minimum, a working practice set of uilleann pipes.
  • You must have been playing for at least six months.
  • You must submit the application form below, including the name and contact information of a person who can serve as a reference for you, by August 25, 2016.
  1. Scholarship for female pipers

Open to all female pipers, regardless of age or experience, to be awarded based on enthusiasm for piping and other factors at the discretion of the awards committee. To be eligible for consideration, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must own or have use of, at minimum, a working practice set of uilleann pipes.
  • You must submit the application form below, including the name and contact information of a person who can serve as a reference for you, by August 25, 2016.

Fiddle Scholarship

(note that we are not yet accepting scholarship applications for 2017; we’ll do that when online registration opens in July 2017)

Scholarship for young fiddlers

To be eligible for consideration, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be under 25 years old.
  • You must have been playing violin or fiddle for at least two years.
  • You must submit the application form below, including the contact information for a person who can testify to your enthusiasm for Irish music and learning the fiddle, by August 25, 2016.

Scholarship Donations

If you’d like to sponsor one of these scholarships or create a new scholarship fund, please get in touch with us or submit a donation online to the tionól using the link below (handled by Paypal, which allows you to pay by credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account)

NOTE: Donations are tax-deductible! We will send you a receipt for your records.