Educational assistance is available each year in the form of scholarships for lineal descendants of MacGregors (including adopted descendants) and their widows and widowers. Membership in the ACGS is not required. Educational assistance is awarded from the income of the Charity and Education Fund, the level of funding is determined by the Board of Trustees. Educational assistance is available for undergraduate or 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.
Applications for academic year 2017, postmarked later than April 1, 2017, will not be considered for that year, nor will they automatically be rolled over to the next year. To apply, go to the General Scholarship application.
In 2017, the Trustees are offering 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 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and is held around the Games. To apply, go to the Piping Scholarship application.
2016 Recipients of Educational Scholarships
(in alphabetic order)
Alex Baltzegar, Helots, TX to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Gemma Briggs, Clearwater, FL to study at the College of Wooster;
Emily Burtis, Buda, TX to study at Texas State University;
Travis Chummy, Concord, NC to study at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte;
Mary Jo Dennison, Leeds, AL to study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham;
William Dennison, Leeds, AL to study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham;
Johnna Gregg, Easton, PA to study at Penn State University;
Jordan Grubbs, King, NC to study at Salem College;
Jillian Lee, Sutherlin, OR to study at Western Oregon University;
Andrew MacGregor, Davie, FL to study at Nova Southeastern University; and
Patricia Weihnacht, Grandville, PA to study at Temple University;