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Local AOH Scholarship Opportunities

The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Archbishop John Ireland - Division 4 offers several opportunities for the students in local high schools. Currently, four schools participate in the annual scholarship process. If you would like to learn more about the AOH scholarship program, please contact us.

Participating High Schools and Recent Award Recipients from the Twin Cities
  ●  Cretin-Derham Hall High School
    Cecilia Tierney
  ●  Hill-Murray School
    Elizabeth Walsh
  ●  St. Agnes High School
    Elizabeth Roddy and Sarah Bunke
  ●  Saint Bernard's High School
    Beth Burns, Blaise Younce, Monica Twaroski and Megan Collins
  2009-2010 Scholarship Winners with AOH President Brian O'Donnell at the Cathedral of Saint Paul on St. Patrick's Day

National AOH Scholarship Programs

The National Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians offers several opportunities for the children and grandchildren of their members. Information on two of their Scholarship Programs is noted here. Your National Board strongly encourages you to take advantage of these scholarship awards.


The AOH & LAOH Irish Way Scholarship

In 1990 the AOH & LAOH National Boards established two $500 Irish Way Scholarships. These two $500 Scholarships are awarded annually: one to the son, grandson, daughter or granddaughter of a member of the AOH, and one to the son, grandson, daughter or granddaughter of a member of the LAOH. These Scholarship applications are judged by the Irish American Cultural Institute which is based in New Jersey.

The Irish Way Program is a nationally renowned summer study-abroad program that has educated over 3,000 American high school students since its’ inception in 1975. Each summer approximately 100 American students take part in this unique cultural and educational experience that is supervised by the Irish American Cultural Institute, (IACI) which is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.   

The Irish Way is truly a lesson in international citizenship. The IACI founded this program on the belief that fostering an appreciation of other cultures is an important part of an individual’s development. Students grow to understand the rich heritage and tradition of Ireland, while also experiencing the country’s distinct culture face-to-face. The Irish Way is a personal discovery and an experience of a lifetime.

To request an application for this program and scholarship, you may contact the Irish American Cultural Institute directly.  

Irish American Cultural Institute
1 Lackawanna Place
Morristown, NJ 07960

Telephone: 973-605-1991
Fax:  973-605-8875


AOH National Board Junior Year Study Abroad Scholarship

The National Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians has established two (2) annual $1,000 Junior Year Abroad Scholarships for the son or daughter of an AOH member in good standing, who is attending an accredited college or university in the United States, and who has been accepted at an accredited college/university in Ireland, that is recognized by the institution that he/she attends.

Should not enough applications for the Junior Year Abroad Scholarship be realized, then $500 Scholarships for Semester Abroad Programs or $1,000/500 Masters Degree in Irish Studies Abroad Scholarships will be considered and granted when appropriate. All scholarship applications are judged by an independent and impartial panel. The decisions of this panel are final. An application for this scholarship is available on this web page. Click here to download the National Board Study Abroad Program In Ireland Scholarship Application.


Need more information on either of these National Scholarship Programs?

Please contact our National Chairman, William J. Sullivan at: LIAMTHETHIRD@aol.com