Billy Briggs Scholarship
The Billy Briggs Memorial Scholarship program provides a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity for students, ages 15-17 who are interested in exploring, enhancing, and celebrating their Irish culture. It is designed to educate students in the Irish Language and Culture through a three-week program that is held each summer at the Colaiste Gael Linn Irish Cultural College in County Donegal.
“Irish Billy” Briggs was the owner of Tir na nOg, Hamilton Avenue’s resident Irish pub, and a founding member of the Trenton St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee and of the Ancient Order of Hibernians - Joe Cahill Division 10. Billy had a great passion for Ireland and its people. Billy passed away in 2008 and the scholarship was developed to continue spreading the Irish culture to local students in his memory.
For more information on the Billy Briggs Memorial Scholarship:
Scholarship Letter: Download
Scholarship Application: Download