SCRANTON — Marywood University student Jessica McMinn, of Clarks Summit, a nutrition major, was recently awarded the Dr. John H. Corcoran Scholarship from the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick (FSSP) of Lackawanna County.
With the hope of enlarging an appreciation of Irish heritage, culture and faith, the Dr. John H Corcoran Scholarship is awarded to a student of Marywood University, in alternate years, who wishes to study in Ireland for a semester. The scholarship recipient is chosen based on a grade point average of 3.0 or above, service, activities, interest, work experience, a personal statement and essay, and letters of recommendation.
Members of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Lackawanna County present Clarks Summit resident Jessica McMinn with a scholarship check. First row, from left,Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., president of Marywood University; McMinn and Christopher M. Kelly, Esq., president of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Lackawanna County. Second row, Thomas Doherty, FSSP committee member; Nancy Maloney, associate director of International and Multicultural Initiatives at the University; William M. Pryle, FSSP historian; Patrick Sheridan, FSSP chairman of the Scholarship Committee; and Erin Sadlack, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Marywood University.