The Monadnock Folklore Society, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization (founded in 1980) is pleased to announce it has attained its objective of a $20,000 endowment making the Johnny Trombly Memorial Scholarship sustainable. The Monadnock Folklore Society
directors would like to thank the Society of Musical Traditions for the donation that
helped us reach this goal.
The Johnny Trombly Memorial Scholarship was established 2001, at the request of Bob
McQuillen who provided an initial endowment. Named in honor of Bob’s mentor, the Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual under the age of 18 who would like to study traditional New England contra dance music.
The scholarship provides up to $500 for students to use for lessons, mentoring, music
and dance camps, etc. The money is intended to be used directly for fees related to these
opportunities, not for music, instruments, or other tangible items. Bob McQuillen and Perin Ellsworth-Heller, a prior year’s scholarship recipient,can often be heard often at the Monday night contra dance in Nelson!
The application period starts in January, and is due on March 15th, with the recipient
being chosen in early May. The application form is available here between January 1st and