Our 2019-2020 Benevolences

Community Outreach

The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is committed to providing assistance to those in need. The following is a list of educational and humanitarian organizations that the Society supports.  This year we allow each member to match up to $100 in personal donations to charities on the list through the Burt Middlemas Matching Fund.  Personal checks made out to the charity plus a stamped envelope addressed to the charity should be sent to Ann Campbell, St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, 2363 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI. 48083

Other Recipients

  • Alma College – Highland Arts Scholarships
  • Auchindrain Trust
  • Baldwin Center
  • Burt Middlemas Matching Fund
  • Capuchin Kitchen
  • Cathedral of St. Paul of Detroit
  • Charles S. Low Memorial Library-Kilgour Centre
  • Children’s Hospital – Shower of Love
  • C.O.T.S.
  • DPS Volunteer Reading Corps
  • Easterseals Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse
  • Erskine Hospital – Scotland Veterans Charity
  • Focus HOPE
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Fort Street Presbyterian – Open Door
  • Friends/Detroit Library-Burton Collection
  • Gaelic College Celtic Arts & Crafts (Nova Scotia)
  • Gleaners
  • Grace Centers of Hope
  • Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity Detroit
  • Habitat for Humanity Oakland
  • Historic Norwegian Historical Society Calumet
  • Hope for HIE (Hypoxic, Ischemic, Encephalopathy
  • Maggie’s Centres – Scotland Cancer Support Center
  • Michigan Animal Rescue League
  • McFarlane & Company
  • MI Freedom Center
  • National Trust of Scotland (USA)
  • Operation Never Forgotten
  • Operation Smile
  • Penrickton Center for Blind Children
  • Rebuilding Together – Southeast MI Housing
  • St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Honor Guard
  • St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Pipe Band
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless
  • The Scottish Home (Chicago Scots)
  • Tobar an Dualchais (Isle of Skye)
  • Troy Civic Charities
  • Troy Scholastic Program – Morse School
  • Trustees Personal Grants to Needy
  • Toys for Tots
  • Turning Point-Second Hand Rose
  • Vietnam Veterans of America-Chapter 154
  • Walsh College Scholarship
  • William S. Kincaid Scottish Arts Scholarships

Kincaid Scholarships in the Scottish Arts

Three scholarship students entertaining at a Membership Meeting.

In 2018, we granted 21 scholarships in dancing, piping, and fiddle.  We distributed nearly $11,000.00 for these scholarships, which came from our 2017 Highland Games Raffle Sales which was designated for Scholarships.

The St. Andrew’s Society is very proud of its program of scholarships for students studying the Scottish Arts.  We offer scholarship assistance to Highland dancers, pipers, drummers, and fiddlers.  All recipients are recommended by their instructors.  No other program in the country can match our combination of the number of grants, amounts of the grants, and length of time the program has been in effect.

The William H. Kincaid Scottish Arts Scholarship program of the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit provides modest, partial scholarships for beginning pipers, drummers, Highland dancers, harpists (clarsach), fiddlers, pianists, or other appropriate musical instruments to attend a summer Scottish Arts program of their choice in order to further their interest and improve their talent.  Applicants must secure their own admission to the program in which interested and are advised to do this as early as possible in order to maximize the opportunity for admission.

In making these awards, preference will be given to school-age applicants and to first-time applicants of any age.  We request that recipients come to a monthly Membership Meeting of the Society so that the talents of that year’s recipients are showcased.  These awards are also available to piping, Highland dancing, and instructors of other appropriate instruments who are seeking to improve their teaching skills; these instructors can nominate themselves.  The award can be used for either a short-term workshop or a summer weeklong program.

Applications are distributed by early April each year to instructors, pipe majors, etc., who participated in the previous year. Those wishing to request materials for the first time are encouraged to do so. Decisions will be made in early May and only those applicants who have secured school admission will be considered. The scholarship will be credited to the student’s account at the school attended.

For more information, contact: davemartin@standrewspipeband.com  or  acampbell@detroitscots.com


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