Scholarships are available…


(2023-24 is not a Teacher Candidate year)

Toronto Association Scholarship 2022-2023 for
Teacher Candidate Classes

Selection Considerations: 

  1. How long has the applicant been a member of the RSCDS Toronto Association?

  2. For how long, and how frequently has the applicant been dancing SCD?

  3. What level of dancing has the applicant achieved?

  4. What has the applicant done to improve their dancing and their knowledge of SCD?

  5. What motivates the applicant to become a teacher of SCD?

  6. What evidence points to the applicant’s passion for SCD?

  7. Viewing this scholarship as an investment by TA, how much teaching (years and frequency) can be expected from the applicant as a teacher within Toronto and vicinity?

Application Process:

The applicant may apply for this Scholarship by:

  1. Submitting a brief letter of application addressing some of the above criteria, to enable their potential for the betterment of SCD in Toronto and surrounding areas serving the TA membership to be assessed.

  2. Requesting letter(s) of reference from at least one active teacher be sent under separate cover, addressing some of the above questions for which an opinion can be provided based on knowledge of the applicant. Identity of the teacher(s) should be included in the letter of application.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2022

Materials from the applicant as well as referee(s) must be emailed to the TA Director of Education and Training (E&T), who will acknowledge receipt promptly. The onus is on the applicant to ensure that all application materials have been received by noon, April 30, 2022. Send application to:

Selection Process, Announcement, and Reporting Duty:

A committee consisting of the TA E&T Director and two teachers shall select the Scholarship recipient(s). The recipient(s) shall be notified on or before May 31, 2022. A report or reports on their experience to TA shall be submitted in time for publication in Set and Link within one month of completing their class(es).

Scholarship Amount and Eligible Expenditures:

The recipient(s) may choose to claim expenses, up to the $500, incurred in one or more RSCDS-recognized Teacher Candidate Classes. The class(es) along with exams, must begin after July 1, 2022, and end before September 1, 2023.


Eligible expenditures incurred between July 1, 2022 and Aug 31, 2023 may be claimed using receipts. Scanned receipts are to be received via email by the TA E&T Director on or before Sep 15, 2023. [This Scholarship applies to one or more recognized Teacher Candidate Classes held anywhere in the world, including Summer School courses held by TAC and St Andrews in 2022 and 2023. It is not intended to cover costs incurred in the current ongoing course held by TA.] Only one submission of receipts is permitted per recipient. Scholarship monies are to be remitted to the recipient(s) within 4 weeks of submission of eligible receipts.

Enquiries:   Contact Tony Szeto via


Scholarships for SCD-related aspirations for ordinary dancers, youth, musicians, and Teacher Candidates*

Do you have dance ambitions?  Want to meet new dancers from away, in Canada, or St Andrews? Scholarships are available and now is the time to apply.  Check out these possibilities.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Scholarships:

Applications for Scholarships for the 2024 Summer School are open!  Deadline:  Ideally, all applications should be in by 13 Nov 2023.

   The RSCDS offers generous scholarships to provide assistance, particularly from the Derek & Maureen Haynes Memorial Fund, for young dancers and musicians to attend St Andrews Summer School.  Note: Many of the scholarships for dancers and teaching certificate candidates attending Summer School are reserved for young people aged 35 and under.  info & how to apply.

   Various scholarships are offered to dancers to help cover the cost of residential and course fees at Summer School, whether attending the teacher-training classes or to participate in one of the three weeks full of dance classes.

   Travel expenses are not typically covered; however, the RSCDS International Branch’s Susi Mayr Fund offers grants that may cover travel; the Fund’s purposes are much wider, and dancers are recommended to investigate it.   IB website

Other RSCDS Funds: 
• Teaching Certificate Scholarships 
• Overseas Travel Scholarships for Teaching Certificates   
• Jean Milligan Memorial Fund 
• Spring Fling Scholarships

Contact for scholarship enquiries and applications.

Scottish Country Dance Teachers’ Assoc. (Canada) Scholarships:

TAC offers scholarships to attend Candidate classes for Units 2, 3, and 5 at TAC Summer School (mid-July 2024 at Brock University, in St Catharines) as a Teacher Candidate, dancer, or musician. 

Contact Gael Forster, Examinations Coordinator, at for information, and check the TAC website for info on the Jubilee Scholarship for Teacher Candidates

TAC has separate scholarships for dancers and specifically for musicians, to aid in attending Summer School.
Check available options on the TAC website