Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas

Scholarship Program


Promoting Awareness of Irish Culture
Who may apply?
Applicant must be a high school senior or equivalent with firm plans to attend college.
Applicant need not be of Irish heritage.
Applicant must be a student in a San Antonio, Texas high school,
or home schooled in San Antonio, Texas.TOP

What do I have to do?
Applicant must submit a completed application form.
Applicant must submit an essay on a specified topic of Irish interest: 
history, theater, genealogy, artists, writers, etc.TOP

What is this year's subject?
The Subject for this year is given on the application form

Is the Application Form really needed?
YES, In order for your application to be considered the application 
form absolutely must accompany your titled essay. 
Your name must not ever appear anywhere on the essay itself.

Where do I get an Application Form?
The Scholarship Committee  sends a letter with a copy of the applicationform
to high school councilors  for duplication and distribution as needed. 
You can also get an Application Formfrom this web site and print it directly to your printer.

What is the submission deadline?
The deadline is given on the Application Form. No submission will be
accepted after the deadline.  Delivery after the deadline is too late.

What is the scholarship amount?
The Scholarship is a one time award of $1000.TOP

When do we find out who won?
The winner will be announced to the membership at our May meeting. The winner 
will be formerly announced at  Family Membership Day (June), and honored by being 
given the opportunity to present their essay as one of the distinguished 
speakers for that day. The winner's name will appear on the ICS Scholarship 
page as the current winner.TOP

How is the scholarship paid?
The winner will be paid directly by check at our June Membership Day meeting. 

Where do I send my submission?
This information is included on the Scholarship Application

Will my submission be returned?
NO. All submissions become the property of the Irish Cultural Society(ICS), 
and the applicant grants the ICS a non-exclusive license to publish the essay
On-Line, in the ICSSA's monthly newsletter or collected works.
Should a submission be  reproduced by the ICS,  the author will be credited.TOP

What Format is required?
The required form and format is included on the Scholarship Application Form

How do I get more information?
Questions concerning the scholarship program which are not answered 
in this FAQ listing may be forwarded to the chairwoman - scholarship committee,
and she will try to  answer by return email. Please state your
question clearly and  succinctly.