Each year, the New York State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians awards a scholarship for college study. The amount of the award depends on the number of qualified candidates,as well as the availability of the funds. The typical scholarship award is $500 per year for four years—a total of $2,000. This scholarship is intended for 2015 high school graduates who will be matriculating freshman in college in September 2015.
THE NEW YORK STATE AOH SCHOLARSHIP IS COMPETITIVE AND THE AWARD IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- The parent or guardian of the recipient must be a Major Degree member in good standing of any AOH or LAOH Division in New York State.
- The parent or guardian must maintain membership in their respective division of the AOH or LAOH for the term of the scholarship.
- Each year, the recipient must provide evidence of satisfactory academic performance during the term of the scholarship by submitting to the Scholarship Chairman a transcript of grades received from the previous academic year.