Clan Ross America is a non-profit charitable organization which participates in educational celebrations of our Scottish heritage across the United States, and in our ancestral home in the highlands of Scotland.
Formed 40 years ago, the volunteer group participates in Scottish Highland Games events, grants scholarships and helps support 5 heritage sites in Ross-shire Scotland.
CRAmerica offers membership to anyone of Scottish descent, whose ancestors had the surname of Ross, or one of the other surnames identified with the family and territory of Ross in Scotland, known as Septs.
The organization has a President and Board, Articles of Incorporation as a 501c3 non-profit, Bylaws and procedural policies. CRAmerica officers are elected and volunteer to serve the membership’s efforts to further the goals of the Clan.
Members and their children are eligible to apply for scholarships which help defray their costs of participating in Scottish heritage competitions such as Highland dance, music and heavy athletics.
CRAmerica was formerly the Clan Ross Association USA, and the Clan Ross Foundation. The two organizations were merged in 2013.
This website offers an introduction to CRAmerica activities. With membership comes access to more resources on the website; participation in growing the organization, assistance in exploring your ancestor's history and opportunities to learn about the shared heritage that makes us special.