The Margaret Hughes Memorial Scholarship

The O'Rourke Irish Dance Foundation, Inc. is opening up the 2020 Margaret Hughes Memorial Scholarship program, awarding three $500 scholarships to active Irish dance students of an CLRG sanctioned dance school located in Westchester County, New York. This scholarship is awarded to the student whose essay best discusses the chosen topic.

Scholarships may not be awarded to a dancer without an essay application, unless a letter of request is submitted on their behalf explaining extenuating circumstances, and approved by Officers and Board Members of O’Rourke Irish Dance Foundation. In the event that there are not enough applicants, the Officers and Board Members may choose an applicant they feel worthy for consideration.

Recipients of this scholarship may use this $500 scholarship towards Irish dance tuition during any upcoming Fall, Winter, Spring semesters. This includes workshops, privates, camps, and summer classes. This scholarship gets paid directly to the CLRG sanctioned dance school.

In light of recent events, Irish dance teachers have had to recreate their teaching environment, therefore altering your dance routine, creative outlet and social interaction. Describe how you have been personally impacted, what motivates you, and what habits you plan on continuing after classes return to normal.

Essay requirements as follows:
Up to (entering) 4th grade: one page minimum
Entering 5th grade - 8th grade: 1000 word minimum
Entering 9th and up: 1500 word minimum

Essay must be accompanied by the following info:
Name of dancer
Age/grade of dancer
Name of dance teacher

Submit to O'Rourke Irish Dance Foundation Deadline 7/31/20
Suzanne Fuller, 9 Archer Ave ,White Plains, NY 10603
or  email orourkefoundationinc@gmail.com