The Council’s annual program of Student Work Experience Scholarships for
2016 will be celebrated this year at an awards luncheon to be held at The Metropolitan
Club in New York City on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Council President Brian
W. Stack, in announcing details of this year’s scholarship awards, said "This is
the 32nd year in which the Council has operated this successful and much-admired
Scholarship Awards program. We in the Council are proud of the role that this program
has played over the years as part of the Council’s broader mission to build closer
business and economic links between the United States and Ireland. Today, I am delighted
to announce details of the recipients of the Council’s Student Work Experience Scholarships
for this year.”
President Stack added “Our 2016 student scholars will travel to the United States
and will work temporarily during the Summer months in American corporations. The
scholarships provide work assignments linked to the fields of study and academic
disciplines which the undergraduate scholars are pursuing in Ireland. Typically,
the Council's scholarship candidates are undergraduate university students in their
next-to-final or junior year – usually, the third year of their four-year bachelors'
“This year, the Council is delighted to again partner on this program with Fordham
University for those Council Scholars based in New York City”, Mr. Stack also noted.
“These Council scholars are accommodated in the residence halls of the Lincoln Center
campus of the college during their time staying in Manhattan. We thank Council member
Dr. John Kezel, Dean of Students at Fordham University, for his enthusiastic and
always-generous support of this Council program.”
He added “Through these Student Work Experience Scholarships we hope to highlight
the excellent educational infrastructure that has been developed throughout the
island of Ireland. Universities in Ireland, North and South, participate. This year
colleges in Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Limerick will be represented in the program".
Students selected by their colleges as the Council's 2016 participating scholars
- Sean Tracy who hails from Belfast in Northern Ireland is studying for a Bachelor
of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Risk Management in Queen’s University
Belfast. He will work at Prudential Financial in Jersey City.
- James Connolly hails from Tramore, County Waterford and is studying for a Bachelor
of Arts degree in International Business and Economics at the University of Limerick.
He will work in New York City at the World Headquarters of 21st Century Fox.
- Molly Haskins, who lives in Sallynoggin, County Dublin, is studying for a Bachelor
of Science degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Studies at the Dublin
Institute of Technology. She has been nominated to work with Pfizer in New York
- Gavin Kiely is a native of Sandymount in Dublin and is a student at Trinity College
Dublin where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Business. He will travel
to New Jersey to take up his work assignment at Council member-firm Prudential Financial
in Jersey City.
- Brendan O’Driscoll is from Galway and is enrolled at the National University of
Ireland Galway studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Mathematics
and Economics having finished his third year of the four-year degree course. He
will travel to New York City to take up his appointment to work at Mutual of America.
- Evin McKay, who hails from Bray, County Wicklow, is studying for a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Quantitative Business at University College Dublin. He will travel to
Morristown, New Jersey where he will work in the offices of CIE Tours International.