Two Scholarship Opportunities

GAC Scholarship – The Fairfield Gaelic American Club is pleased to offer two $2,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors attending a four-year college in the fall. Recipients will be announced in early June of 2018. Scholarship is open to children and grandchildren of GAC members. Deadline is May 21st. GAC Scholarship Application.

Feile Scholarship – Feile is pleased to offer three $2000 scholarships, open to high school seniors who will be attending college in fall 2018. Deadline is May 15. Announcement will be made in June and awards will be presented at the Wee Irish Festival on Sunday, June 17 at the GAC. Feile Scholarship Application  or visit www.feileinc.org.

Oral Video History Project
The Feile, Inc. sponsored Oral Video History Project is moving forward. We began by collecting interviews from fifty six subjects. They graciously shared their own unique emigration stories with remembrances, feelings, thoughts and insights. We then copied each interview to a dvd and presented one to each person interviewed. Our plan is to continue interviews, as well as making available the recorded interviews for research, study and promoting our Irish Culture.
We will also be applying for grants to fund the making of documentary film. We are, therefore, looking for people with documentary skills: editors; film makers; videographers; and production people. We welcome your support. The steering committee for the project are: Joan Klienknecht, Eileen Lynam . Noel McGovern, John Minehan and Peg O’Leary. For more info: Peg O’Leary at: opeggyo812@gmail.com.