The Mae O’Driscoll Scholarship was established by the Board of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center to recognize her singular contribution to the Irish American community.
The Mae O’Driscoll Scholarship was established by the Board of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center with funds contributed by friends of Mae to recognize her singular contribution to the Irish American community and particularly Irish immigrants to New York. The “inaugural” scholarship awards will be in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200 to provide financial aid for higher education to an immigrant or the son or daughter or grandson/granddaughter of an immigrant to the US.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants must be Qualifying immigrants (individuals who have migrated to the US from another country), or, children and grandchildren of such immigrants, who are enrolled in an accredited US post-secondary educational facility.
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All submissions will be accepted via email only.
The email address to send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Place use the following subject line: Mae O’Driscoll Scholarship
Details of the 2015-2016 Scholarship are pending, please check back for further details. Information on the Scholarship will also be posted on the Emerald Isle Immigration Center facebook page, please follow our page to receive details of new postings.
Your requirements are both an essay (as specified below) and the answers to these questions:
1) Your Name
2) Your Address
3) Your Phone Number
4) Why do you qualify to apply for this scholarship? (See section above: Who can apply?; please specify if you are a qualifying immigrant, or the child or grandchild of a qualifying immigrant.)
5) Depending on your answer to Question 4, what year did you, your parent or your grandparent immigrate to the US, and what was the country of origin?
6)What is the highest level of education you have obtained thus far?
7) Where will you be enrolled for the upcoming Spring semester?
ESSAY: We would like to know something about your educational background and/or work history, your post secondary college plans and your long term career goals. Please provide us with an essay (1000–1500 words or 3–5 pages) that discusses your life as a learner and the way that the Mae O’Driscoll Scholarship would help you to realize that future.
Place your answers to our questions in the body of your email response, and attach your essay in one of the following two formats only:
Microsoft Word, or as a PDF
Note: an incomplete application (i.e. an incomplete set of answers to our questions, and/or an essay which doesn’t meet our guidelines) will be rejected.
In 2007, the Board of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center honored Mae at their annual Dinner Dance. Additionally at the event and in recognition of her singular contributions to the organization, the Board announced as a surprise to Mae that a living Scholarship had been established in her name. So far over $20,000 has been raised to support the Mae O’Driscoll Scholarship Award and a committee has been established to continue to raise funds for it, in addition to reviewing and monitoring the scholarship awards annually.
THE MAE O’DRISCOLL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
The commitee is chaired by EIIC Board member Dr. Maureen Murphy with additional help and support from EIIC Executive Director, Siobhan Dennehy, Paul Finnegan, John & Ann Garvey, Lisa Johnston Esq., Noreen O’Donoghue, Frank Schorn Esq., and Mae O’Driscoll.