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Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas

Scholarship Program

History

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Promoting Awareness of Irish Culture

The Irish Cultural Society has attempted to follow the tradition
and spirit of the society's founder's in promoting education in
general and Irish/Celtic related education in particular. The
following contributions to libraries and scholarship funds will
attest to this effort.

Donations to Libraries

November 1975, Copy of the Book of Kells, to San Antonio Public Library

Donations to Scholarships

  • Irish Way Program
  • Sean Burke Scholarship at Incarnate Word College (1993)
  • Restoration of the Incarnate Word Motherhouse Chapel (1992)
  • Ulster Project (1997 - 1998)

The ICS Scholarship

Following a lengthy discussion which spanned nearly half a decade, the membership at large
approved the annual award of a $500 scholarship. The first opportunity to make the award
lacked any guidelines. Although the members of the society approved an award of the
scholarship, the need for guidelines was obvious. A guidelines committee was formed,
consolidated the ideas of its members and proposed the resultant set of guidelines to the
membership. These guidelines were approved by the membership at large. The second award
of the scholarship revealed a need for clear instructions to scholarship applicants, and in
the year 2001, the Society failed to award a scholarship, which suggests we need a standing
committee to watch over the various aspects of scholarship award.

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How do I get more information?
The most common questions concerning the scholarship program are answered
in the FAQ listing.

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