Educational Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in the Will McLean Foundation Scholarship. As the application indicates, the recipient must have demonstrated musical skill in Florida Folk Music and/or an interest in Florida Folklore through writings, storytelling, or other art forms. While the annual Will McLean Folk Festival is indeed a musical event, and the scholarship is primarily focused on continuing the tradition of Florida Folk Music, the criteria for the award are, as indicated above, more inclusive.

In applying for this scholarship, please attach at least two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or school administrators along with any pertinent samples of your qualifications. ( Audios or videos of performances may be emailed to me or to Lucy Lang. ) An official transcript also must accompany the application.

Please submit the on-line application.

Any additional materials or information that could not be attached should be sent to:

The Will McLean Foundation Scholarship Committee
C/O Cynthia Ryalls-Clephane, Folklore/Education Chairperson
13277 Sweet Gum Rd., Brooksville, FL 34613

If any questions send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Best Known Songs

Ballad of Will McLean

Lyrics by Jack Turner Music by Paul Champion and Will McLean