Sherri Cochran Anderson Scholarship

Sherri Cochran Anderson was a lifelong educator and long serving member of Clan Cochrane, serving several years as the Clan Cochrane Treasurer. She singlehandedly obtained charitable contribution status for the clan, and it was through her efforts Clan Cochrane was able to create the scholarship fund.  She was also a major contributor to the scholarship.  Sherri was intensely interested in and proud of her Scottish heritage.  Sadly, she left us in 2017.  We named the scholarship after Sherri in memory of her and to honor the tremendous amount of work and dedication she gave to both her career in education, as well as Clan Cochrane.  She embodied the Clan motto of Virtute Et Labore.

The Clan Cochrane in North America Scholarship program shall be for the purpose of assisting persons pursuing education and training in Scottish arts, history, genealogy, and/or culture.  This Includes, but is not limited to study of Scottish music, dance, languages, history, genealogy, clothing and customs.  Special consideration will be given to those showing the Cochrane Family connection to the above noted areas. Only applications relevant to the Scottish and/or Cochrane studies will be considered.


Scholarships will be awarded yearly by May 31.


Applications must be postmarked by March 31.


Applicants must be at least 16 years of age; there is no upper age limit.


Applicants may be asked to submit a video of performance or a description of the proposed area of study or proposed project. Three letters of recommendation are needed from those familiar with your involvement in area for which the scholarship is being requested.


Awards will be based on the Scholarship Committee’s assessment of the relevance, commitment and abilities of the applicant.  Race, gender, ethnicity or religion of the applicant will not be considered.  Preference will be given to immediate family members of Clan Cochrane in North America, but others will be considered.


All Scholarship monies must be used within 18 months after the award date.

Scholarship recipients must submit a letter of confirmation of enrollment, registration, or apprenticeship in the program toward which the scholarship will be used.


Scholarship recipients must submit a certificate or letter from the institution, organization or instructor upon completion of the course of study or project for which the scholarship is granted.

The recipient must also write a brief article (200-500 words) explaining their study or project for the Clan Cochrane in North America Newsletter.


The Scholarship Committee shall award one or more scholarships of varying amounts from $100 to $500 based on perceived merit and available funds and may decide to award no scholarship in any given year.  The decision of the Scholarship committee is final.

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