Celtic Cultural Alliance Announces Scholarship Program

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Celtic Cultural Alliance Announces Scholarship Applications for 2024 Are Open Until July 15th

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, May 13th, 2024 — The Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) has announced that several thousand dollars will be awarded in scholarships this year to students studying a Celtic art such as music, dance, visual arts, literature or history. Each of these awards will be presented at Celtic Classic, September 29th, 2024.

Executive Director, Jayne Ann Recker, states that these scholarships support the mission of the Celtic Cultural Alliance to promote and preserve the Celtic culture by encouraging students who have a committed interest in continue to study a Celtic discipline. The scholarship is not based on an audition or financial need.

For more information about the scholarship program or to apply, go to https://celticfest.org/scholarships/. Application deadline is July 15th, 2024.

CCA will again be issuing a scholarship to a student volunteer who has completed 12 or more hours of volunteer service with CCA. These hours may be accumulated over multiple events and years. The application will be available after the Celtic Classic.

Students may register to volunteer at: https://celticfest.org/volunteer/

The 37th Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival runs from Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th, 2024, in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. For up-to-the-minute information and updates, follow Celtic Classic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@CelticClassic).

For more information on the Celtic Classic, directions, volunteering opportunities, the weekend’s schedule, and other Celtic Cultural Alliance events, visit the organization’s website at www.celticfest.org. Contact us at: info@celticfest.org

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About the Celtic Cultural Alliance

On Columbus Day weekend in 1988, the first Celtic Classic was presented by a small group of individuals. The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolized the Celtic spirit and history, and to provide the impetus for an organization that focused on promoting the Celtic culture. This group has now evolved into Celtic Cultural Alliance to better communicate the overall goals of the organization.

The CCA has expanded with year-round programming to support the mission of promoting and preserving Celtic Culture through arts, music, literature, dance, and history programs. In keeping with the spirit of “Next Generation”, the CCA also offers scholarships to promising young students of the Celtic Arts. These yearly scholarships are offered to students of the arts, including Irish Step Dance, Highland Dance, Fiddle, and Bagpipes.

The Celtic Classic has blossomed into one of the largest Highland Games and Celtic Festivals in North America. Annually, over 200,000 visitors come to Historic Bethlehem to join in this celebration of all things Celtic. The organization has expanded into year-round programs. Our educational programming has expanded to include community outreach events in area school districts, religious institutions, local theaters and colleges throughout the Lehigh Valley. A series of scholarships are awarded each year in varied areas of Celtic culture.

Find Us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @CelticClassic.

All media inquiries please contact:

Jayne Ann M. Recker

Executive Director – Celtic Cultural Alliance jarecker@celticfest.org

902 4th Avenue, Suite 2

Bethlehem, PA 18018-3702




Information provided to TVL by:
Jayne Ann M. Recker
Executive Director – Celtic Cultural Alliance
Vice President – Association of Scottish Games & Festivals