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The Bill Verdier Irish Music Scholarship is a nonprofit organization founded in honor of the late Bill Verdier, an accomplished musician wholeheartedly devoted to Irish traditional music. The scholarship offers financial assistance to young musicians seeking to advance their skill in and understanding of Irish traditional music. When fully funded the scholarship will cover each year, in perpetuity, tuition, travel, and lodging for the student and for a parent if under age to attend a music school, festival, or workshop in North America or Ireland. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the value created for the individual or their community by their participation in the event.

Announcement: Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Scholarship….find out more and apply!

Our 2023 Scholarship Awardee was Olivia Dunn…..find out more!

Support Options:
If you would like to help fund this scholarship to honor Bill and support the Irish music tradition in the U.S., please see the options below, or contact for more information. Contributions are tax deductible.
1. By check – please send a check along with your email address to:
The Bill Verdier Irish Music Scholarship
P.O. Box 128384
Nashville, TN 37212-5012
2. By Venmo – @Scholarship-Verdier, or search for ‘Bill Verdier Scholarship’ (be sure to include the word Scholarship)
3. By card (credit or debit) – please click the Donate button below to visit PayPal’s secure payment platform

Thank you!