The North American Festival of Wales comes back to Central New York after a twenty-five-year absence.
This Labor Day Weekend the people of Welsh Ancestry from around the United States and Canada will meet in Utica to celebrate our Welsh heritage.
There will be Seminars, Concerts, Lectures, Field Trips, and two Welsh Song fests (Gymanfa Ganu) at the Westminster-Olivet-Moriah Church. See www.festivalofwales.org for information.
If you canít make the concerts or seminars you are still welcome to attend either the 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM Gymanfa Ganu (or both on Sunday September 5th). No ticket is required but consider a free will donation. Also arrive early to fill out a brief screening questionnaire (regarding recent exposure to Covid) and show a copy of your Covid 19 vaccination cards). Do not go to the Marriott Hotel on Sunday but go directly to the adjacent Westminister Church.
Applications for St. David's Society scholarships can be accessed through the Internet. All St. David's Society members are encouraged to tell their children and grandchildren about this unique opportunity to apply for scholarship funds. These scholarships are awarded only to St. David's Society of Utica members and their immediate family.
Click on "About Us" and scroll to Scholarship Fund Grants section for a summary of the scholarship program. Click on "scholarship page" which will take you to all the information needed to complete the application. Included is eligibility for a scholarship, a description of award criterion for selection, and instructions on how to complete and submit the required paperwork.
You should then click on "Scholarship Application", download and fill out the application form (a Microsoft Word document). After filling in all the blanks, this form should be printed. The application must then be sent via U.S Mail with the three required attachments: your transcript, your test scores, and your essay. You will also need to print a copy of the "Applicant Appraisal Form" and give this to your guidance counselor, advisor, instructor, or supervisor. The person that you choose to complete this form will send it via U.S Mail directly to the scholarship committee. Please note that the application process does not currently allow for electronic transmission of application materials. Applicants are asked to send all materials by U.S. Mail.
All of the application forms and attachments are to be sent to the committee chairperson: David Dudgeon, 120 Osborne Hill Road, Herkimer, NY 13350. If there are any questions about the procedures for applying for a scholarship, feel free to contact Mr. Dudgeon. He may be reached by e-Mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 315-866-7578.