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Edward J. Ward Irish Music Scholarship

Scholarships to USA, Canada, and International
Singers and Musicians to Pursue Irish Music Studies

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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CelticMKE and Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation

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Scholarships of $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International singers and musicians for the study of Irish instrumental music or song. Past scholarships have been used to support the study and compilation of session tunes, Sean Nos lessons, and instrumental music lessons. Applicants may be of any age and ethnic background.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157545

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individual musicians and singers may apply. Applicants may be of any age or ethnic background and need not be residents of the Milwaukee area. The scholarship is given to individuals only, not to groups or organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications and letter(s) of recommendation and reference must be received in the CelticMKE / Irish Fest office between May 1 and June 30. Absolute Deadline: June 30

The scholarship recipient will be notified no later than August 1st. The Scholarship Committee anticipates announcing the Edward J. Ward Irish Music Scholarship recipient during Milwaukee Irish Fest in August.

Winners will be given $500 in August of the award year. The remaining $500 will be awarded only upon the committee’s receipt of the grantee’s report, including evidence (such as receipts and registration forms) that the project was completed.

If you have any questions, be sure to contact the Foundation via email well before the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

How to send your materials:

Email –

Regular Mail:
CelticMKE Cultural Grant
Attention Sue Van Dyke
1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI 53213-2623

Fax – 414/476-7712 to the attention of Sue Van Dyke.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.