Irish-Americans in Government was founded in February 1996, and is composed of current full-time or part-time officers or employees of the Federal, State, County, Village, Town or City governments, as well as Public Authority, School District, Special District and members of all publicly constituted Commissions, Boards, or Committees, including former offi cers and employees who have served two or more years in government, all of whom are of Irish ancestry.
The organization is designed to further the participation of Irish-Americans in government and to encourage fellowshipamong all Americans of Irish ancestry; to renew the traditions of Irish heritage; to generate support for establishment of scholarships for outstanding youths of Irish ancestry as well as to aid deserving charitable and educational causes.
Every year, the Irish Americans In Government offer scholarships to eligible High School students going into college.
- Must be a senior of Irish-American ancestry
- Two letters of recommendation required
- Must submit High School Transcript
- 2 Essays required. One describing activities in which you have taken part and which are the most significant to you and state why. Essay should also include what impact your heritage has had on your life. The other essay is regarding the Easter Uprising.
Application and all other materials must be submitted under one cover by April 12, 2013