Frank and Vilma Slater/Scottish Room Committee Scholarship









Frank and Vilma Slater began this award to promote study in Scotland. Both Mr. and Mrs. Slater are deceased. Mr. Slater served for many years as chairman of the Scottish Room Committee. (click to read more about the Slaters)


Frank and Vilma Slater/Scottish Room Scholarship

Frances E. Slater was born on October 1, 1914.  He maintained a lifelong interest in all things Scottish.  He served in various capacities for the clan organizations in Pittsburgh.  A castle front was constructed for use at the annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival and Mr. Slater stored it in his house.

He was a member of the Tartan Educational and Cultural Society, an international organization which is the world’s authority on tartans.  It is located in Scotland, but there was also an office in the U.S. known as STA USA.  The group has a Guild of Scholars consisting of seven people who are the top experts on tartans.  Frank Slater was one of the two scholars in the United States.

Mr. Slater died on September 27, 2002.  He was preceded in death by his wife Vilma.  There were no children.