The John S. Carasik Scholarship Fund

Scholarships will be accepted year round.The deadline for each year’s scholarship is March 1st.  Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before May 1st.

The John S. Carasik Scholarship Fund is open to US citizens, preferably Clan members, who would go to Oban, Scotland to assist museum staff with the MacDougall Collection at Dunollie House or to the Isle of Lismore to help with the new Lismore Museum.  The scholarship offered is for $1000.


This has been an annual scholarship since 2007. The objective of this scholarship is to preserve clan history and culture while giving volunteers a first hand knowledge of our rich Scottish heritage. They will assist museum staff in researching, preserving and displaying historical artifacts. This scholarship will help defray the costs to those who show an interest in MacDougall and McCallum clan history and are willing to spend one week working on the Clan projects.

There is an ongoing need for volunteers at the Isle of Lismore Museum to research Clan history in the context of museum artifacts and recording oral history; to photograph and record townships on the Isle of Lismore; and to study and make connections between Lismore and the New World. The committee is looking for candidates who are adaptable, enthusiastic, have good work habits and a positive attitude.

Applicants should be 18 years of age or older.

In approximately 500 words discuss your educational background and goals, as well as your Clan interest or connection.  Show examples that demonstrate your special skills, volunteer experiences, leadership qualities, extra curricular activities, and any other qualities you would like to share with the committee.

 We will require a written report on your experience that will be placed on the website upon your return.

This Fund is established in memory of John S. Carasik who was an avid Scottish history fan and an enthusiastic supporter of the preservation of Gylen Castle in his short but fulfilling life.

For more information please contact Margaret MacDougall Carasik:
2301 Bayberry Ave.
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082.
Phone 651-439-4780.

The MacDougall McCallum Heritage Foundation was founded by the descendants of John MacDougall and Isabel McCallum MacDougall to promote and preserve Clan history and culture by allowing US citizens the opportunity to support these causes with an IRS tax deductible advantage.  You are invited to send contributions to MacDougall McCallum Heritage Foundation at :

33681 Capstan Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

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