Swannanoa Gathering Scholarship Essay

Scholarship recipients’ camp course schedules should consist mostly of dance classes, and preference will be given to applicants who are willing to take three dance classes. The recipient should attend all class periods and other relevant activities (i.e., camp staff concerts, evening dances, and supplemental sessions related to dance). After the awards are announced, recipients who cannot attend the camp, need to leave during the week, or decide to not fulfill the attendance requirements forfeit the scholarship and owe any non-refundable expenses. Recipients are responsible for their transportation to and from the camp.  Recipients also acknowledge risks inherent in travel and participation in such a camp and agree that the Green Grass Cloggers, as a group and as individuals, are not responsible for safety during travel or during the camp itself, and GGCs are not liable for injury, losses, or damages resulting in whole or in part from participation in the camp. Submitting an application confirms that recipients understand and agree to the terms described above.

To apply for the Robert Dotson Scholarship:

  1. 1.Complete the form linked here: APPLICATION FORM.

  1. 2.The form requests the applicant’s contact information; course preferences; a list of previous dance education/experience (if any, any genre), including classes taken, workshops, and camps attended, etc., genres, and approximate dates of study; and a 250-300-word mini-essay about how attending the camp would expand your dance experience. 

  1. 3.SUBMIT the completed application on or before April 13 via email.

Tosco Music awards three scholarships to The Swannanoa Gathering, two for youth musicians and one for an adult musician. Applications and auditions are coordinated with Charlotte Folk Society.

Attached here are fillable .pdf forms to complete and email back (please allow time for files to load):

2018 Scholarship Guidelines

2018 Scholarship Application Form

2018 Liability Release Form


Preferably, email application materials to mgclemen@uncc.edu and pay the application fee online here

Select youth or adult scholarship from the donation drop down box.

If email is not an option, mail completed application materials and application fee to:

Charlotte Folk Society c/o Mark Clemens, 20521 Bethelwood Lane, Cornelius, NC 28031

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 12,  2018

AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS:  February 18,  2018



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