Annual Scholarship Awards
The Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day Parade began as a community event in 2012, to promote and celebrate Irish Heritage and the American Immigrant Experience 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. Each year since 2012, the Parade Committee has awarded 1-2 one-year scholarships to Sound Shore Community graduating high school seniors, and has bestowed $42,000 in college scholarships to date.
In Spring 2024, the Parade Committee is proud to be able to offer THREE $2,000 scholarships:
TWO Scholarships to be awarded to high school students who have demonstrated an active contribution to Irish culture, Irish community programs and/or Irish charitable organizations.
NEW: OUR “MARSHAL MOHR” CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP to be awarded to a high school senior who exemplifies the continuing contributions of all immigrants and their descendants to our community.
RULES FOR THE SOUND SHORE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2024.
ELIGIBILITY: High School seniors attending a high school in the Sound Shore community. The Sound Shore community includes Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pelham, Port Chester, and Rye.
IRISH HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must demonstrate an active contribution to Irish community programs, Irish culture, and/or Irish charitable organizations.
MARSHAL MOHR CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must demonstrate awareness of/experience with the special challenges new immigrants face, how they respond to these challenges, and what goals and aspirations they believe inspire families to immigrate to the U.S.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants must submit their completed application, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of the applicant’s high school or college transcript. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ELIMINATED.
USE OF GRANT PROCEEDS: Scholarship grant funds 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 for the school year 2024-2025. Award checks will be sent IN LATE JULY 2024 directly to the Financial Aid Office/Bursar’s Office of the applicable learning institution. The scholarship grant is for one year.
ACADEMIC AND OTHER COMPLIANCE: The scholarship award shall be forfeited immediately upon advice from the Dean, or other authorized officials of said institution, of student’s 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, 2024, or the award shall be FORFEITED AND ALL BENEFITS TERMINATED.
The selections of the judging committee shall be final.
The following materials must be submitted:
1. Completed Application.
2. Two Letters of Recommendation: One Recommendation Letter must be from a Guidance Councilor. The second Recommendation Letter may be from a teacher, coach, employer, volunteer supervisor or community leader.
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