Financial Assistance

Scottish Dance and Cultural Education Association

Thanks to generous donors and the Annual Scholarship Dance, the Scottish Dance and Cultural Education Association (SDCEA) of Boston is able to provide financial assistance for dance and music related activities.

  • Boston Branch Scholarship Fund: assistance for Boston Branch members to attend music/dance events
  • Marianne Taylor Pinewoods Fund: assistance for Boston Branch members attending Pinewoods
  • Ed Rawson Fund: assistance for new dancers attending dance workshops and Pinewoods

Download the complete list and description of the available scholarships.

Ed Rawson Class Award

The SDCEA awards the Ed Rawson Class Award to dancers on the basis of recommendations made by local class teachers. The award includes an inscribed copy of Collins' "Handbook of Scottish Country Dancing", and an associated Scottish Country Dance CD.


Interest-free loans of up to $500 are available to Boston Branch members for a period of six months to a year to support Scottish dance/music related projects. Please complete the application and attach a preliminary budget.


The SDCEA relies on generous donors and is grateful for those who support these funds. It is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in donating, please see the donation form.

Complete fund descriptions

Scholarship application form       Online scholarship application form

Donation form       Online Donation form