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Irish American Society of County Will offers scholarships

Pictured, from left, are Holly Babcock and Tessa O’Halloran.
Pictured, from left, are Holly Babcock and Tessa O’Halloran.

The Irish Life Experience is a 25-day cultural academic program offered to American and Canadian high school students.

The high school program consists of a variety of classes, workshops and tours based in three locations throughout Ireland.

The goal of the Irish Life Experience High School Program is to introduce North American students to the essential characteristics and qualities of Irish life.

By being immersed in Ireland’s history and culture, young adults are able to better understand and appreciate a country whose people have played a significant role in the history of western civilization.

The Irish American Society of County Will is accepting scholarship applications from Will County high school students who wish to experience the summer of 2020 in Ireland.

All high school student who either live in Will County or attend a Will County high school are eligible. The IASCW award of $3,000 is applied toward the program tuition of $5,150. Click here for cost details.

IASCW has awarded scholarships to 51 students since 1983.

The 2019 IASCW scholars who attended the program are Molly Babcock (Lincoln Way East High School) and Tessa O’Halloran (Providence Catholic High School).

Applications are due by March 8, and award recipients will be announced at the IASCW annual dinner March 21.

For information about the Irish Life Experience program, visit irishlifeexperience.com.

To apply, visit countywillirish.net/how-to-apply.html.

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