Annual Scholarship Awards
The Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day Parade began as a community event in 2012, to promote and celebrate Irish heritage in the Sound Shore community, and to provide a meaningful, honorable, and festive occasion for families and friends. Even more important is the parade organization's commitment to education by raising money for college scholarships. Application letters are sent to local high schools every year, and the Parade Committee is excited to have the opportunity to continue this important tradition. To date, the organizers of Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day Parade have bestowed $30,000 in college scholarships.
See below for Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form.
RULES FOR THE SOUND SHORE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2020
ELIGIBILITY: Students, ages 16 to 22, residing in the Sound Shore community and/or attending high schools or colleges located in the Sound Shore community. The Sound Shore community includes Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pelham, Port Chester, and Rye.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must demonstrate an active contribution to Irish community programs, Irish culture, and/or charitable organizations. Applicants should submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of the applicant’s high school or college transcript.
Applicant must mail his/her own entry, postmarked no later than the date listed above. Please fill out all questions on the application. If not applicable, indicate so by N/A.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ELIMINATED
The selections of the judging committee shall be final.
DESCRIPTION OF GRANT: Scholarship grant(s) will be awarded, and must be applied toward the expenses of tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies necessary for the pursuit of study at any accredited school, college, or other educational institution. The Committee intends to award these scholarships for the school year beginning in 2020-21.
Criteria for the awarding of these scholarships are based upon the applicant’s contribution to Irish community programs, Irish culture, and charitable organizations.
WINNERS ONLY WILL BE NOTIFIED FOLLOWING JUDGING OF SCHOLARSHIP.
Checks for the scholarship will be sent from the Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade IN LATE JULY OF 2020 directly to the Financial Aid Office of the college the winner will attend.
The scholarship grant is for one year. The scholarship award shall be forfeited immediately upon advice from the Dean or other authorized officials of said institution, for failure to continue with classes because of misconduct, scholastic deficiency, or other disqualifying cause.
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: The scholarship winner shall notify the Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of acceptance or non-acceptance of the scholarship by June 1, 2020, or the award shall be FORFEITED AND ALL BENEFITS TERMINATED.
THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION:
1. Proof of work programs/community programs/Irish cultural activities
2. Two letters of recommendation: (from: principal or counselor of school, clergyman, professors and/or teachers, or an unrelated person knowing of applicant’s character).
3. A copy of your high school or college transcript.
Mail completed scholarship application, with required documents, to:
Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
426 Waverly Ave.
Mamaroneck, N.Y. 10543