The Malachy J. Ryan & John P. Hendry Scholarship

Camp Rince Ceol is offering two full scholarships (one per camp location) to those campers who exhibit excellence in academics, community service, and leadership, as well as a strong desire to improve their Irish dance skills. Scholarship applicants must be eligible as campers, as per camp requirements and must also demonstrate financial need through Part 5 of the application. All decisions made by the Scholarship committee are final.

Mal Ryan passed away in May of 2002. There are no words to describe his great dedication and love of Irish dance. Sheila's mother and father helped lead her to become a champion Irish dancer and a member of Riverdance the Show.

John Hendry passed away in June of 2003. Out of all Tony's relatives, he was perhaps the most devoted to the traditional and folk music scenes of Ireland and Scotland. Tony received from him this love of music and culture, and when Tony decided to become a musician, John stood by with unrelenting encouragement and helped to push Tony toward greatness.

These family members played a vital role in our Irish upbringing, inspiring us in our quest for success in music and dance, and providing immeasurable help along the way. It is truly a privilege for us to be able to provide this award in their honor. We feel so blessed to have had the amazing influences of these two men in our lives, and we'd like to pass along some of the goodness they gave us. It has long been our dream to provide financial assistance to those families who would otherwise be unable to send their children to camp, and it seems very natural to us to do this in the names of our father and uncle.

Below, you will find a link to our application form. Please fill out each page completely. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2018. Applications postmarked after this deadline will not be accepted. Please send only copies of financial receipts for Part 5. Any material or correspondence submitted with the application is the property of Thomondgate Productions, Inc. and will not be returned. Decisions on scholarships will be made by May 15th, 2018. Recipients will be promptly notified in writing of their acceptance to camp.

Application deadline (postmarked) April 30th, 2018.



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