The Woman’s Auxiliary

Our History

The Woman’s Auxiliary Board of the Scots’ Charitable Society, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, was founded in 1876 to aid in the work of the Scots’ Charitable Society.

Originally, its members assisted with 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.” When the home closed, the Woman’s Auxiliary Board redirected its efforts to providing financial relief for women and children of Scottish descent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Currently, the organization’s main focus is on providing scholarships to students of Scottish descent in the six New England states.

Become a Member

Women of Scottish birth or descent, wives of members of the Scots’ Charitable Society and women simply interested in all things Scottish are welcome to join the Woman’s Auxiliary. Candidates need to be sponsored by a member of the organization and a fee of $2 is collected at the time an application (link to application) is submitted for consideration. Dues are $10 for two years and collected in advance. The Woman’s Auxiliary holds meetings three times a year and its members participate in all SCS-sponsored events For additional information about the organization, please contact the President Carolyn MacLeod at