From: Drew McGinty at Sport Changes Life
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Do you know someone graduating from college?
Date: Fri Apr 25 12:39:04 MDT 2014



April 25, 2014





Sport Changes Life’s Victory Scholar Program offers American scholar athletes a unique opportunity to:
  • earn a graduate degree from a world-class university in Ireland or Northern Ireland;
  • gain international work experience and develop valuable professional skills while interning with a community service organization in Ireland or Northern Ireland; and
  • receive career assistance upon their return to the US.


Click here to forward this message and let them know about this great opportunity.





The deadline to apply for 2014-2015 is April 30, 2014!







Click here to watch brief video about the Victory Scholar Program.









Marion Brooks
Victory Scholar Marian Brooks as she receives thanks at Farmleigh House and Estate for her Student Ambassador Blog Ireland.



2012-2013 Victory Scholar Ryan Sappington travelling around London after his Scholarship came to an end. Sound good? Make sure to get your application in for our 2014-15 Victory Scholar Program. The deadlin is 30th April 2014! Click here to apply on-line.




The aim of the project is to identify our region’s best knowledge based ideas, connect them to new and existing businesses and create a positive economic impact in Northern Ireland and counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth and Sligo. Learn more.




President of Ireland to speak at IU Bloomington commencements, receive honorary degree
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill will be speakers at Indiana University Bloomington commencement ceremonies next month. Read story.




What's your Irish county? County Cavan
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US civil rights veteran urges faith in peace process
A US congressman and renowned civil rights leader has urged political leaders in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to keep their eyes on the prize. Read story.


Diana Allen
There was no better way to spend my week off from classes for Easter break than to spend it exploring Ireland with my parents and Grandma! The countdown for my family’s arrival started months ago, as I had not seen my parents since I left America in August, and I was brimming with excitement by the time they finally arrived. Of course my Mom started crying when she saw me for the first time in our hotel in Dublin, so of course I started crying too… I’m sure the hotel people were looking at us like we were mad, but neither of us were too worried about it. Read blog post.




Find your fighting Irish ancestors in American Civil War records
This month marks the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter and the beginning of the American Civil War. Did you realize that hundreds of thousands of Irishmen would have participated in the war? You can now find those fighting Irish in over six million Civil War records recently released online by findmypast.  Read story .



Little bit of US comes to town
LEADING US politicians were in Dublin yesterday for an exclusive breakfast meeting with the who's who of the Irish and American business elite. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, right, Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirano and the Irish Ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson were among the distinguished guests at the Shelbourne Hotel. Read story.




Irish American festival season kicks off with Philly Fleadh
One of the highlights of the Irish American festival calender is taking place in Philadelphia on May 3, 2014, the Philly Fleadh. This annual event is taking place at the Ed Kelly Amphitheater at Pennypack Park. Festivities start at 11.00am and finish at 9.00pm with five stages, 14 musical acts, two ceili sessions, workshops, vendors, food and a Kids’ Zone. Read story.




Central Pennsylvania football rivalry set to go international
The Cedar Cliff High School Colts, in Cumberland County, and the Penn Manor High School Comets, in Lancaster County, are ready to do battle. It’s part of the Global Ireland Football Tournament, which hosts top high school football teams in the United States in venues throughout Ireland. Read story.




Giro d'Italia: Pretty in pink as cycle fever grips Northern Ireland
With just over two weeks to go until the Grande Partenza – Big Start – of the 97th Giro d'Italia cycle fever is gripping Northern Ireland.Pink is the official colour of the world renowned road race and it seems everyone has been embracing the colour, as well as dusting down their own bicycles for a ride out in the sunshine. Read story.




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