The Scottish Society of Tidewater’s Richard & Olive Baird Memorial Scholarship provides financial support toward the study of Scottish culture. This includes, but is not limited to, Scottish music, dance, language, literature, history, genealogy, politics and religion. Only applications relevant to Scottish culture will be considered.
Applicants must be at least 12 years of age; there is no upper age limit. Preference will be given to residents of Hampton Roads; however all interested students are encouraged to apply.
The scholarship is named in memory of Richard Baird, a long-time president of the SST, and his wife Olive. Both were very active in the Hampton Roads Scottish-American Community, as well as Clan Baird.