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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SJU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick has generously donated monies to Saint Joseph's University to aid in the support of an SJU undergraduate student(s) who plans to study in Ireland for a semester or academic year. Scholarship award amounts vary year to year, but are estimated to be a minimum of $1,000 designated for tuition only and are awarded on a need and merit basis. The award is credited to a student's SJU account.

The donors hope that the scholarship assistance will encourage greater understanding of, interest in, and appreciation for the culture and the history of Ireland, the Irish people, and the historical links between Ireland and the USA. Preference shall be given to students who pursue courses in Irish Studies or the Humanities while in Ireland.


•   Students must be full-time undergraduates enrolled in a degree program at SJU.
•   Students must be pursuing a full-time academic course load abroad. 
•   Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or greater.
•   Students must have a FAFSA form on file the Office of Financial Aid.
•   Students need to have approval from the Center for International Programs and be eligible for the Irish university to which they are applying.
•   Students must submit the on-line application by the deadline indicated below.


1.   Upon award of the scholarship, the student must send a thank-you note to The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick. This letter should be turned in to the CIP office. CIP will forward the letter to the Society through the Development Office. Once the award is made, students will be given specific instructions on how to complete this letter.

2.   Upon completion of the study abroad program, the student is REQUIRED to submit a written report to the donors within two (2) months of the completion of the studies. The report shall outline the program and the course of studies, with comments on the program, the institution visited, the housing/living experience, and the benefits derived from participating in the program. This report should not be sent directly, but again through the Development Office (by way of the CIP).  Instructions on how to do so will be furnished to the student upon receipt of the award.

3.   Upon award of a scholarship the student MUST attend the SJU annual scholarship event traditionally held in April (unless the student is studying abroad at the time). The student is expected to meet the Society representatives at this dinner and describe their experiences and thank the donors for the scholarship.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.