Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, Division 3 continues in our mission to support our heritage and the educational aspirations of the young in these trying times. As mentioned last month, nine children of members earned division scholarships, totaling nearly $10,000. The students had to submit a resume detailing their academic and community service involvement in addition to sitting an examination on Irish and Irish American history.
While we couldn’t have our typical Hibernian Mass followed by a Communion Breakfast where we typically presented the scholarships, scholarship presentation took on a “personal touch” as members of the scholarship committee, along with member and County Legislators John McGowan, made house calls to deliver the awards. Each scholar was presented with a check, a certificate from the Division commemorating their achievement, as well as a certificate of recognition from the Rockland County legislature. We thank Vince Tyer (also a member and County Legislator) and John for obtaining the County resolution for recognition, and the scholarship committee for ‘thinking outside the box’ and finding a meaningful way of recognizing these individuals. Amidst the current challenging times, we take pride in being able to look to the future by providing assistance for the education of tomorrow’s leaders. See some pictures of the presentations.
|Scholarship in Memory of
|Kathleen and Patrick “Joe” McKiernan
|Christine, Kathleen and Ray Gallagher
|John And Robert McKiernan