The House of Gordon USA will award three scholarships per year
    through the Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Program to our
    youth (and the young at heart) who wish to further their tutelage in the Scottish
    Arts including but not limited to piping, highland drumming, highland dance,
    fiddle, heavy athletics and Gaelic language study. One scholarship is reserved
    for the Grade IV Junior Piper of the Day at Grandfather Mountain Highland
    Games, two will be awarded as individual scholarship grants. The application
    process for 2016 will open January 1, 2016. Applications must be
    received no later than March 18, 2016. Announcement to be made no
    later than March 28, 2016.

All applicants of at least ten years of age who are involved in learning a Scottish Art are welcome to apply
for the Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship for the Scottish Arts.  The scholarship is given based on
the need and commitment of the applicant. You do not need to be a member or a descendant of a
member of the House of Gordon to apply.

The scholarship will be given as a cash grant in an amount at the discretion of the Board of Directors but
not to exceed $500.00.

All recipients must write an acknowledgement of receipt and a follow-up letter of their progress and/or
experience in their chosen Scottish art for publication in the House of Gordon USA publication,
In The

Please download the application and post the complete application with picture and essay to:

House of Gordon USA
Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship
1811 Aeronca Ave.
Henrico, VA 23228-1328

Or email to


    Gemma Briggs of Clearwater, Florida is a 16-year-old high school
    junior in the International Baccalaureate program and Grade 3
    piper with the Tampa Bay Pipe Band. This is a girl with lofty goals
    and the drive and ability to go forth and achieve them. We are
    happy to be able to give her a little help along the way and award
    Gemma $450.00 toward her expenses to attend the North American
    Academy of Piping and Drumming at Valle Crusis, NC (near
    Grandfather Mountain!) this year. Good luck Gemma and we look
    forward to seeing great things from you in the future.

    Megan Watson of Thousand Oaks, California is a 15-year-old
    Highland Dancer who has been a consistent winner in her age
    group and has also qualified and competed in the World
    Championships in 2012-2014 and will again be competing in
    Scotland this year. We are happy to be able to award her $300.00
    toward her goals. We send our best wishes for a successful
    competition year for Megan and hope to hear of her
    accomplishments as she moves forward this year!                 

    The House of Gordon USA is proud to sponsor the annual Charles
    O. Gordon Memorial Grade 4 Junior Piper of the Day Award at
    Grandfather Mountain Highland Games where Charles had also
    served as president.

    We felt this was a fitting venue for our program with the offer of a
    special trophy and a $250.00 scholarship.

    We look forward to watching this year's Grade 4 Junior competition
    and welcoming this year's Piper of the Day and his/her family to the
    Gordon Tent for lunch and the presentation of the award!

Charles O. Gordon, founding President House of Gordon USA
House of Gordon USA
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