Applications for Sean Moylan scholarship
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 email@example.com by Friday, August 24.