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The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee
Celtic Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program

The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee (C.C.C.C.C) has been formed for the purpose of fostering, promoting and celebrating the cultural and historical contributions of Irish and Irish-American individuals and groups in Central Connecticut. In addition to sponsoring the Greater Hartford’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the C.C.C.C.C also sponsors the Celtic Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program. This Scholarship Program recognizes the personal and educational achievements of Irish and Irish-American young men and women, as well as their contributions to their community and their interest in promoting the culture of their heritage.

Award recipients (A Celtic Son and Celtic Daughter) will each receive a $1,500.00 scholarship and an Aran Sweater.

Applications will be reviewed first by an independent panel. Finalists will be chosen and notified by December 28, 2015. A finalist luncheon will be held on January 10, 2016. The finalist must be in attendance at the luncheon in order to be considered for the Scholarship.

The requirements for Scholarship Award consideration are as follows:
* Connecticut resident
* 17-22 years of age (high school senior or college undergraduate)
* Of Irish descent
* Availability to attend the Parade Mass on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
* Availability to participate in the Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The completed application, two essays that address the questions (see application), and two completed recommendation forms must be postmarked or e-mailed by December 15, 2015 and submitted to:

Kristen Saunders
Scholarship Chair, CCCCC
194 Oak Street
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 212-1106


Please click here to download the Application.