Educational assistance is available each year in the form of scholarships for lineal descendants of MacGregors (including adopted descendants), their widows and widowers and others. Membership in the ACGS is not required. Educational assistance is awarded from the income of the Charity and Education Fund and the level of funding is determined by the Board of Trustees. Educational assistance is available for undergraduate, graduate, college or university studies, as well as accredited trade/professional schools.
Recipients are required to furnish the Trustees evidence of registration, attendance, and a satisfactory level of achievement at the school designated on the application at the conclusion of each term/semester.
Applications for academic year 2020 must be received by April 1, 2019. Any applications received after that date will be returned to the sender and will not be considered for that year, NOR will they automatically be rolled over to the next year. To download an application form, go to the General Scholarship Application.
In 2018, the Trustees offered a new scholarship, one that encourages Piping and hopefully a long term commitment to a MacGregor Piper. This scholarship will provide funds for a full week of tuition, board and meals at the North American Academy of Piping and Dancing, based in Valle Crucis, NC. This is next door to the site of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and is held around the Games. To apply, go to the Piping Scholarship application.