We are excited to announce we will offer a $350 annual scholarship to one 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 are giving preference to those who are 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 have a commitment to DEFFA and are interested in helping further its 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 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 here.
DEADLINE:  Applications received by March 7, 2017.
Applications should be sent to the Outreach Committee via Hanlon Kelley, or mailed to 688 Beech hill Rd, Northport ME 04849.
Questions? Call 207-706-6012.

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.