Scholarship Information

CALLERLAB and the CALLERLAB Foundation administer scholarship funds to support education of callers, dancers, and organizations. Applications for these scholarships must be submitted to CALLERLAB/CALLERLAB Foundation office prior to the start of the school the applicant plans to attend.  Applications received after the school begins, will not be considered.   Applications will  be reviewed by the Foundation Executive Directors as received.  Download application

The following scholarships are currently available to callers:

Michael Jacobs Memorial Scholarship Fund

In compliance with the wishes and objectives of the Wyman family and Marjorie Wyman Charitable Annuity Trust, this scholarship fund is established in the memory of Michael Jacobs.  Proceeds from this scholarship fund will be used exclusively for disbursement to callers on a scholarship award basis.

Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following priorities: Calling experience, previous training, need, and intentions. The fund is administered by the CALLERLAB Foundation Executive Directors (FED).

The Wyman family donated funds to establish a memorial scholarship fund in the name of the Michael Jacobs Memorial Scholarship for square dance caller education. Grants shall be awarded based on the following priorities: need, existing skills, training, intentions, and educational aspects of the event/school. Applicants will possess less than two years of calling experience. 

Tim Marriner Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is established in the memory of Tim Marriner.  Proceeds will be used exclusively for disbursement to newer callers on a scholarship award basis.

Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following priorities: Calling experience, previous training, need, and intentions. Grants shall be awarded based on the following priorities: need, existing skills, training, intentions, and educational aspects of the event/school.  Applicants will possess less than two years of calling experience or a youth caller.


Music Producers Scholarship Fund

In compliance with the wishes and objectives of the Music Producers Committee, proceeds from this scholarship fund will be used exclusively for disbursement to callers on a scholarship award basis.

Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following priorities: Calling experience, previous training, need, and intentions. The Music Producers donated funds to establish a scholarship fund for square dance caller education.  Grants shall be awarded based on the following priorities: need, existing skills, training, intentions, and educational aspects of the event/school.  Applicants will possess less than two years of calling experience.

Merlin Seidel Memorial Scholarship Fund

In accordance with the wishes of the mother of Merlin Seidel, this scholarship fund is established in the memory of Merlin Seidel  Proceeds will be used exclusively for disbursement to newer callers or youth callers on a scholarship award basis.

Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following priorities: Calling experience, previous training, need, and intentions.  Grants shall be awarded based on the following priorities: need, existing skills, training, intentions, and educational aspects of the event/school.  Applicants will possess less than two years of calling experience or a youth caller.

Paul Place Memorial Scholarship Fund

In compliance with the wishes and objectives of Paul Place, proceeds from this scholarship fund will be used exclusively for disbursement to callers on a scholarship award basis.
 
Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following priorities: Calling experience, previous training, need, and intentions. The fund is administered by the CALLERLAB Foundation Executive Directors (FED).

In his lifetime Paul Place was active in insuring that callers gained experience of structured caller training through attendance at a caller school or other formal education opportunity. Therefore, priority in award selection shall be given to callers who have not yet attended a caller school, or who have been calling less than five years at the time of application. However, this is not meant to limit applicants only to those who have been calling less than five years. Any caller or aspiring caller may apply.  In the event no newer callers have applied, an experienced caller can receive an award after consideration of all other factors listed above.

Kenneth Reid Memorial Scholarship Fund

In compliance with the wishes and objectives of Kenneth Reid, proceeds from this scholarship fund will be used exclusively for disbursement to callers on a scholarship award basis.

Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following priorities: Calling experience, previous training, need, and intentions.The fund is administered by the CALLERLAB Foundation Executive Directors (FED)

Kenneth Reid bequeathed funds from his estate to establish a scholarship fund for square dance caller education. Grants shall be awarded based on the following priorities: need, existing skills, training, intentions, and educational aspects of the event/school.

The following scholarship is available to callers, dancers, or organizations:

Grand Square Incorporated (GSI) Education Fund

In compliance with the wishes and objectives of Grand Square Inc (GSI), proceeds from the Fund are intended for use by: 1) A deserving dancer who has indicated a desire to learn how to better serve square dancing, 2) A deserving caller who has a background of calling or dancing; and who has indicated a desire to learn to call or a desire to improve their calling, OR 3) A square dance organization which has indicated a desire to sponsor a seminar or clinic to provide training to dancers or callers to help them better serve square dancing.

Applying for a Scholarship

If you would like to speak with someone about additional information on these scholarships, you can contact CALLERLAB's Home Office.  You may download the scholarship information and application, complete the form, and return to the CALLERLAB office.

 

The CALLERLAB Mission Statement is: To foster the art of square dance calling, and improve caller skills.