Each year, DEFFA offers one $350 annual scholarship to a DEFFA member hoping to attend a Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS) Camp. The funds for this scholarship are generated by the annual FUNraiser and by the support of our members.

This scholarship allows the selected member to receive priority admission to the CDSS camp of their choice. If selected to receive this scholarship, you also are eligible for the opportunity to receive a matching scholarship from CDSS (likely, but not guaranteed). Additional financial assistance is also available through a work scholarship, which has a separate application form through CDSS. Details can be found at

This opportunity is available to our members because DEFFA is an affiliate member of CDSS.


We give preference to up and coming leaders, musicians, callers, or administrators – someone who would be enriched by the experience of a CDSS camp, who will put into action the information they learn at CDSS programs, and who has a commitment to DEFFA, with an interest in helping further our mission.

DEFFA’s Outreach Committee will choose one applicant and forward their application to CDSS. If CDSS will not match the funds, DEFFA will still offer $350 to the chosen applicant.


If you are interested, please complete and submit our Online Form (below) or fill out the Application Form (Word Doc) (PDF) and return via email. Details about specific camps can be found on

DEADLINE:  Applications should be received by March 2, 2018.
PROCESS:  Applications should be sent to the Outreach Committee via Dela Murphy, or mailed to PO Box 784, Portland, ME 04104.
Questions? Email Dela or call 207-807-0081.

Scholarship Form 2017

Use this application to apply for the 2017 DEFFA Scholarship of $350 plus matching funds from CDSS to attend a 2017 CDSS camp
  • This scholarship is only available to DEFFA members. You can join DEFFA online or by sending in a paper form and check.