Each year the Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County hosts an essay contest open to all graduating high school seniors in Bergen County planning to attend an institution of higher learning. The essay contest is for the purpose of promoting awareness and knowledge of Irish and Irish-American culture. Three topics in Irish and Irish-American studies are provided for students to choose from. Two scholarships are awarded: $1000 for the first-place winner, and $500 for the runner-up.
Please click the buttons below to read the corresponding year's essay winner.