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 2015 will open January 1, 2015. Applications must be
    received no later than March 21, 2015. Announcement to be made March
    30, 2015.

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


    Congratulations to Miss Emma Schiff of Oak Park, CA, a fourteen year-old
    highland dancer who has demonstrated incredible drive, determination
    and commitment to developing and honing her talent. She has achieved
    several US Championship titles and has qualified for and competed at
    the World Championships in Cowal, Scotland where she achieved
    individual rankings. Her goal this year is to be designated in the top five
    Overall Juvenile World Ranking.  We are happy to award Emma with a
    $400.00 Scholarship .

    Congratulations to Nicholas Shropshire of Rockville, MD, a fourteen
    year-old drummer with the Rockville High School Pipe Band where he
    serves as the Drum Sergeant. He currently is writing new drum scores
    for their medley, and hopes to earn a spot with the City of Washington
    Pipes and Drums. He has attended several workshops to improve his
    skills and this year wishes to attend the National Piping Centre’s (of
    Glasgow) Winchester, VA Summer School (that our own Dr. Jim Gordon
    was instrumental in organizing.)  We were particularly impressed that his
    goal is not only to improve his own drumming, but to take the knowledge
    he gains back to his drum corps in Rockville and pass it along to benefit
    the whole group. We are happy to award Nicholas with a $300.00
    scholarship .

    We are awarding a one-time Lucretia Gordon Memorial Scholarship in
    remembrance of our dear friend and past president.  Rachel Chase
    Noorda is a young member of the House of Gordon USA from Highland,
    Utah who is currently studying abroad in Scotland working on her PhD
    and will use this scholarship award toward her studies in the Gaelic
    language. We are happy to award her $500.00 toward her goals and we
    are particularly pleased to have someone who is working to further her
    studies of Scottish history and culture be the recipient of this special
    memorial to Lu Gordon who was always the first to step up and support
    our youth and members in furthering their knowledge and studies of the
    Scottish and Celtic Arts.                  

    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.

    Congratulations to the 2014 Grandfather Mountain Highland
    Games Grade 4 Jr. Piper of the Day, Tyler Detremps of Bethlehem,
    Pennsylvania. Tyler and his family joined us for Saturday luncheon
    at the Gordon Tent after receiving his trophy and scholarship. Well
    done Tyler and we hope to see you continue to do well in your
    competitions and grow your talent along the way.
Charles O. Gordon, founding President House of Gordon USA
House of Gordon USA
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