Scholarships

Scholarships

Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music
2020 Swannanoa Gathering Scholarships

A partnership with the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College

Each year the Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music award scholarships to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College to promising musicians who wish to further their studies by participating in the week long music camps near Swannanoa, North Carolina.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

 

Check back later this year for updated information on next year's scholarships.
2020 Youth Scholarships

Seven 2019 Youth Scholarships are being offered: the Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship, named in honor of the founder of the Charlotte Folk Society; the William Thomas Covington Scholarship; the Anne Spychala Scholarship; the Robert Horner Youth Scholarship; the Jane and Will Salter Youth Scholarship; and two Tosco Music Scholarships.

The scholarships will be fully funded by a partnership between the Charlotte Folk Society, Tosco Music, and Warren Wilson College. The scholarships cover tuition, provided by the Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music, and room and board, provided by Warren Wilson College. The Anne Spychala Scholarship is fully funded through a grant to the CFS from the Anne Spychala Family Charitable Foundation and the Robert Horner and Jane and Will Salter Scholarships through their generous donations..

2020 Adult Scholarships
Sarah Spencer (Photo by Tom Covington)

Four 2019 Adult Scholarships are being offered, one Tosco Music Scholarship;the Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship, named in honor of Sara Spencer, for many years the Music Department faculty sponsor of the Charlotte Folk Society at Central Piedmont Community College, and the late Gene Bryant, long-time CPCC Music Department Chair; the Jane and Will Salter Adult Scholarship; and the Tom Kelleher Scholarship in memory of long-time CFS member Tom Kelleher.

Gene Bryant (Photo by Tom Covington)

The scholarships will be fully funded by a partnership between the Charlotte Folk Society, Tosco Music, and Warren Wilson College. The Tom Kelleher Scholarship is made possible by donations to the CFS in memory of Tom Kelleher and the the Jane and Will Salter Adult Scholarship is made possible by their generous donation to the CFS. The scholarships cover tuition, provided by the Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music, and room and board, provided by Warren Wilson College.

2019 Youth Winners:

Hayden Walker
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Josephine Walker
William Thomas Covington Scholarship

Dylan Underwood
Spychala Family Foundation

Charlotte O'Boyle
Bob Horner Scholarship

Sally Hendrick
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

2018 Youth Winners:

Olivia Lindquist
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Aaron Stornaiuolo
William Thomas Covington Scholarship

Abby Floyd
Spychala Family Foundation

Jessica Lang
Bob Horner Scholarship

Asa Nelson
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

2017 Youth Winners:

Ruth Shumway
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Olivia Prevost
William Thomas Covington Scholarship

2016 Youth Winners:

Sarah Lemonds
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Nick Tutwiler
William Thomas Covington Scholarship

Ginger-Gabrielle South
Anne Spychala Scholarship

2015 Winners:     Liam Purcell
                                  Angel Paez

(In 2015 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)

2014 Winners:     Sam Richardson
                                   Mason Schmitt

(In 2014 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)

2013 Winner:     Lando Pieroni

2012 Winner:     Joshua Gerrard

2011 Winners:     David Fee
                                  Jake Bartholomew

(In 2011 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship in memory of Jim Price)

2010 Winner:     Isabelle Young

2009 Winner:     Tyler Mitchell

2008 Winner:     Elene Clemens

2007 Winner:     Carson Hedberg

2006 Winner:     Avery McGuirt

2005 Winner:     Morgan Wilder

2004 Winner:     Andy Edmonds

2003 Winner:     Maddie Howard

2002 Winner:     Amanda Wright

2019 Adult Winners:

Kat Finnegan
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

Brad Lindquist
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

Mark Larson
Spychala Family Foundation

2018 Adult Winners:

Amy Nelson
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

Diana Wade
Tom Kelleher Scholarship

Suzanne Williams
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

2017 Adult Winners:

Debbie Bonkowski
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

2016 Adult Winners:

David Shumway
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

Philip Weisenhorn
Anne Spychala Scholarship

2015 Winner:     Mary Shumway
2014 Winner:     Alan Davis
2013 Winner:     David Fee
2012 Winner:     Josh Campbell
2011 Winner:     David McGuirt
2010 Winner:     Carol Raedy
2009 Winner: Jennifer Stanton
Pre-2009: No Adult Scholarship Awarded