Save the Date: Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing

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The Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing RETURNS on August 28th, 12:30pm at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA.

To see photos from the 2021 Golf Outing, click here.

Scots’ Charitable Presents: A Symphony in Stone

Join us at the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy at 1:30 PM ET for a special screening of A Symphony In Stone with the movie’s producer, Tony Burton.

Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing

Thank you to all who participated in the 2021 Annual Golf Outing! Click below to see photos.

To see photos from the 2019 Golf Outing, click here.

Save the Date: Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing

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The Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing RETURNS on August 29th at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course in Salem, New Hampshire. Tee off at 11:30 am.

More details coming soon!

To see photos from the 2019 Golf Outing, click here.

Tartan Week Virtual Scotch Tasting

Join us for a wee dram! All proceeds go to the Scots’ Charitable Scholarship fund. Click to learn more & view flyer. Special thanks to The Haven! If you are interested in attending please PM Karen Campbell Mahoney in Facebook or email scotscharitableboston@gmail.com

Virtual Highland Tea with Diana Gabaldon

Fan of the Outlander book series? Join Diana Gabaldon and the Northern Celtic Heritage Society for virtual tea on Saturday, October 3rd from 2 PM – 3:30 PM MST. All proceeds will benefit the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society’s scholarship program. To date over $120,000 has been given to individuals and groups within the society to promote, present, and preserve Celtic heritage and culture.

View more details here.

Scots’ Charitable Society / Woman’s Auxiliary Scholarship Awards

In May of 2021, the joint Scholarship Committee of the Scots’ Charitable Society and the Woman’s Auxiliary concluded their review of candidates for undergraduate scholarships for the academic year 2021 – 2022.  We are pleased to announce that scholarships were awarded to 32 candidates who submitted their completed applications and attended (via Zoom) interviews with the Committee.   The total amount given by the two organizations was $93,000.  Normally, these awards would be presented at our annual awards ceremony, but unfortunately that ceremony had to be cancelled this year due to the COVID Pandemic. Still, we want to publicly honor those students who have demonstrated scholarship, writing ability, and community service and to wish them well in their future studies. 

In addition to the core scholarships, the committee awarded a number of special, privately-funded awards in specific fields:  The MacPherson Award for an engineering student, the Lockhart Award for a student athlete, the McCall-Nichol Award for the best essay, the MacLeod Award for a student in the creative or performing arts, and the Dennis Campbell Award. We are proud to be able to support these students from schools as near as the University of Massachusetts and as far away as Edinburgh University.

Founded in 1657, the Scots’ Charitable Society is the oldest secular charitable organization in the Western Hemisphere, and was originally charged with providing aid to fellow Scots in the Massachusetts Bay Colony who were indigent or in poor health. As the social safety net expanded, the number of such needy Scots and descendants of Scots declined, and the Society changed its primary focus and in 1942 began providing undergraduate scholarships to students of Scottish descent living in the six New England states. 

The Woman’s Auxiliary Board of the Scots’ Charitable Society was founded in 1876 to aid in the work of the Scots’ Charitable Society.  Originally, its members directed the domestic affairs of the Scots’ Temporary Home located on Camden Street in Boston.  The home was established “for the purpose of giving shelter to our needy countrymen, who may be either in distress or perplexity.  Where they may remain for a short time before proceeding on their journey or obtaining situations here.” It is noteworthy that in 1882, the Superintendent of the home was John Quincy Adams II with assistance from his wife, Frances. Like the Scots’ Charitable Society, the organization focused on relief given to women and children of Scottish descent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; but now the Woman’s Auxiliary provides scholarships to students of Scottish descent in the six New England states.

Both organizations welcome new members intent on continuing the tradition of Scots helping Scots.

Application forms for the 2022 – 2023 school year will be posted on the Society’s web site, https://scots-charitable.org in January, 2022.