Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program!

Click here for information about the Lueckenhoff Memorial Scholarship for a St. Michael the Archangel Student. 

Thank you for your interest in the William Lueckenhoff memorial scholarship. The Padraig Pearse Division #1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will award one $3,000 scholarship to a student from the Kansas City area who will attend St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School in the 2022-23 school year.

Will was known for his generosity and his determination to help others in need. This scholarship seeks to continue Will’s legacy of generosity and his commitment to the Catholic faith by providing tuition assistance to students at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The Truman Heartland Community Foundation in Jackson County, Missouri is the administrator of the scholarship.

All applications must be completed and emailed to joycekimchase@gmail.com no later than midnight, Thursday, June 30, 2022. When the AOH Scholarship Committee has received your completed application, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt within two days. You should notify us at the same email address if you do not receive that acknowledgement within 48 hours after your submission.

Information below about the scholarship program for Missouri Catholic High School Students.

It is the intent of the order to award six $750 scholarships to Catholic youth from the Kansas City area that plan to attend Catholic High School in the 2022-23 school year.

An ongoing partnership of the Padraig Pearse Division and the Kansas City Irish Fest continues, and we are pleased that two of the six awards will be sponsored by the KC Irish Fest. 

All applications must be completed and emailed to kurtandcarlakillen@gmail.com no later than midnight, Thursday, June 30,2022. When the AOH Scholarship Committee has received your completed application, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt within two days. You should notify us at the same email address if you do not receive that acknowledgement within 48 hours after your submission.

The application consists of three items, which must be submitted as a single Microsoft WORD File. These items are:

    1. Student Information page – this must be filled out completely. Click here to download the application. Complete the application directly on the downloaded document. Do not submit a photocopy of the Student Information page. Beyond the Student Information page, do not include headers, footers, or any narrative or other information that might identify you as the applicant.
    1. Activities page – provides you with the opportunity to tell us more about yourself and what would make you a good candidate for this award. Points are awarded in each category, so please provide a response in each section.
    1. Essay – Please provide us with a 500-word essay. The essay topic for 2022 is:

Irish Poets and Authors – Tell Us a Story  Irish literature is among the oldest in Europe.  Irish historical events of conquest, colonization, famine, emigration, rebellion and war have all influenced Irish writing, which continues to center around four issues:  land, religion, nationality and language.  Applicants for this scholarship are to write about their favorite Irish poet or author, as well as their own interpretation of their favorite work by that author/poet.

The essay must be double spaced in 12-point font. Each entry must contain a bibliography. Show references to the quotations used and any historical facts cited.

Each entry must be 500 words or less (you do not count “a”, “the”, or “and”) and the word count must appear at the end of the essay. Entries that do not include a correct word count or are over 500 words long will not be judged.

Each winner and at least one of their parents must be able to attend the awards presentation on Thursday, August 11, 2022 beginning at 6:30pm. Date subject to change, location to be determined.

Scholarship winners will be determined based upon the criteria set in the application and scored by Division judges. The reason we require Word documents is to allow us to mask the identity of all entrants during judging. Applications are scored in July, those selected for scholarships will be contacted no later than August 1, 2022. The AOH can opt to award fewer than six scholarships at the discretion and recommendation of the judges.

Below is a statement on plagiarism developed by the AOH Scholarship Committee, please review carefully:

Your submission is intended to be your original work of research and exposition. Plagiarism of source material, aside from limited documented quotations will not be tolerated and could subject an application to be disqualified at the judges’ sole discretion.

 

Thank you for your effort in responding to this invitation and your interest in Irish literature. WE expect an interesting and competitive set of applications and wish you all the best.

Questions should be emailed to Kurt Killen at kurtandcarlakillen@gmail.com

2022 AOH Scholarship Committee