Joseph A. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Information

Although in the late 1800's to early 1900's, Irish immigrants were discouraged from applying for jobs in America...


You do not have to be Irish to make application for one of our Scholarships ... all are encouraged to apply for the JAMcMSF scholarship!

Applications open:
Jan. 1, 2019
Deadline to apply: April 15
, 2020
Winners notified: June 1, 2020

Thank you to the 98 applicants who submitted applications to the 2019 Scholarship

The Winners Were:

         1,000   Mackenzie Farrell - Shrewsbury

            500   Lilly Benoit - Pembroke

            500   Mackenzie Kelly - West Roxbury 

            500  Sara Junta - Wakefield

            500  Olivia Berler - Marston Mills

            500  Catherine Murray - South Boston

            500  Robert Brooks - Braintree

            500  Matthew Haraden - Hanover

            500  Olivia Pachla - Marshfield

            500  Madailein Medico - South Boston

   Past Scholarship Winners:

Angela Oduro...Ashland
Noah Smith...Pembroke
Jennifer Plourde...Stoneham
Amy Langlois...Lynn
Patrick O'Callaghan...Quincy
John Flood ... Woburn
Fiona Jordan ...Norwood
Brendan Naughton ... Braintree
Allyson Noenickx ... South Boston

Christian Quigley ..... Braintree
Sean Casey ..... Braintree
Matthew Flaherty ..... South Boston
Sarah Murphy ..... Mansfield

Jonathan Lentini ..... Somerville 
Shaelyn Breslin ..... Bridgewater 
Cornelius Koch ..... Quincy  
Konrad Buechs ..... South Boston
Gregory Arthur ..... South
Samantha McGrath ..... Hanover 
Bonnie To ..... South Boston 
James Brennick ..... Quincy 

Michael Lyndon ..... Braintree 
Emma Downey ..... South Boston 
Michelle Nowak ..... Braintree 
Stephanie Hurl ..... South Boston 
Anthony Iannone ..... Whitman 
Kelsey Francesshelli ..... West Bridgewater 
Erin Sheehan ..... Brockton 
Conor Ryan ..... South Boston
Paul Maiullari ..... South Boston 

Susan Santorelli ... Quincy

Thank you very much to Heidi, Bill and Mike for taking on the challenge of reading and choosing all of the recipients of the Joseph A. McCarthy Scholarship awards.





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    Scholarship          Award           Information

Eligibilty Requirements:

Applicant must be a

    Massachusetts resident.

Applicant must be applying to or enrolled       in an accredited college or technical               school as a full time student.

You do not have to be Irish to apply

4. An essay with MAXIMUM of 750 words is            required ... see list of eligible topics below      when writing your 

Application Requirements:

Applicant must write essay with maximum of 750 words on topics listed below :




 Essay of a minimum of 500 words must be written on topic of your choice  ....  see suggestions below:

historical perspective
   - an economical perspective
   - an American cultural perspective
   - an Irish American personal perspective
   - an Irish American political perspective


All applications submitted become the property of JAMcMSF  and may be used for promotional purposes.

          Application & Selection Procedures: 

1. All incoming scholarship applications will be      reviewed for qualification.

2. All qualifying applications and corresponding essays will be assigned an application number. The application number will be the only identification on the essay.

3. All essays will be forwarded to the Awards Committee who will review and select a winner (solely based on the essay submitted).

4. Essays will be rated on the following criteria:
   - Well written (organization)
   - Neatness (appearance)
   - Content (addresses topic/info accurancy)
   - Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc)

5. A letter of award will be sent to the winner.

                  Steps Recipient Should Take
  to Obtain the Scholarship:

1. Winner must provide a copy of his/her acceptance letter from the school he/she will be attending.

2. Winner must provide proof of commitment to the school he/she will be attending.

3. Winners of scholarships will be required to provide a copy of acceptance letter from college they will be attending in the fall along with their registration number.  Failure to submit this required information by specified date will result in forfeture of their award. 



           Scholarship deadlines:

          Essays may be submitted

       Beginning January 1, 2020 

         and must be received 

              by April 15, 2020

Winners will be notified 

June 1, 2020

                  * Financial report available upon request *
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