The Irish Way Study Abroad Scholarship Program encourages the children and grandchildren of AOH members to seriously consider pursuing courses of study in Ireland, whether it be for a semester or a full year of study at colleges in Ireland. Those selected for this scholarship must attend an accredited college or university in the United States, and be accepted at an accredited college/university in Ireland, that is recognized by the institution that he/she attends.
This year’s recipient of the $1,000 scholarship is Mary O’Neill, of Glendale, Missouri. Currently a Junior at Santa Clara University in California, Mary has been accepted by the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, PA, to study at University College Cork, Ireland, for the 2017 Fall semester, where she will continue to pursue her business career.
Her father, William O’Neill, is an AOH Brother from the Bishop Thomas Drury Division 3 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mary’s extracurricular activities include Delta Gamma Fraternity, Women in Business and an Administrative Assistant at Santa Clara University School of Law. In her letter of recommendation, one of her professors noted Mary’s hard work and leadership throughout her course of study and strongly recommended her for the Study Abroad scholarship.
Mary has stated that she is looking forward to her semester of study in Cork, as it will afford her the opportunity to experience first hand the cultural climate of Ireland and to make a direct connection with her Irish heritage.
We congratulate Mary on her acceptance of this year’s AOH Study Abroad Scholarship.