Ap­pli­ca­tions for Sean Moy­lan schol­ar­ship

The Corkman - - NEWS - BILL BROWNE

THE ap­pli­ca­tion process for the 2018 Sean Moy­lan Schol­ar­ship has for­mally opened, by the com­mit­tee of trustees charged with over­see­ing the ini­tia­tive.

The post-grad­u­ate schol­ar­ship, worth €2,500, is open to third-level stu­dents from across Ire­land and is ten­able for one year at a univer­sity to be ap­proved by the trustees. Each ap­pli­ca­tion will un­dergo a rig­or­ous se­lec­tion process, with the even­tual win­ner be­ing judged on a num­ber of spe­cific cri­te­ria.

The schol­ar­ship is named in memory of the late Sean Moy­lan from Kiskeam who served as a com­man­dant in the IRA dur­ing the War of In­de­pen­dence and on the Repub­li­can side dur­ing the Civil War.

Elected to Dáil Eire­ann in 1921 as a Sinn Fein deputy, Moy­lan joined the Fianna Fail party in 1926 and was elected TD for Cork North in 1932. He served on the cabi­net un­der De Valera on four oc­ca­sions, hold­ing var­i­ous Min­istries in­clud­ing Ed­u­ca­tion, Lands and Agri­cul­ture.

The schol­ar­ship was set up three years after his death in 1960 from money in­vested in a trust fund by his fam­ily.

Man­aged and main­tained by a board of vol­un­tary trustees, the schol­ar­ship was ini­tially es­tab­lished to as­sist grad­u­ates pur­su­ing stud­ies in the ar­eas of ed­u­ca­tion and agri­cul­ture. Over the years its re­mit has changed and it has been awarded to stu­dents in other fields.

To ap­ply for the schol­ar­ship send a CV and cover let­ter to Kieran Cronin by email at kier­ancr@gmail.com by Fri­day, Au­gust 24.

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