The Irish American Society of County Will is pleased to announce that Miryam Perez of Joliet Central High School and Stephanie Athanasoulis of Lincoln-Way West High School have been selected as this year’s recipients of Founding Fathers Scholarships of $1,000 each.
In addition, Andre Baez Martinez of Joliet Central High School, Taylar Brophy of Joliet West High School, Nicole Eatmon of Crete-Monee High School, and Sara Mazrimas of Lockport Township High School have been selected as this year’s recipients of Founding Fathers Scholarships of $500 each. These distinguished young leaders plan to pursue careers in medicine, law, business, and education.
Founding Fathers Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors on a competitive basis of scholarship, leadership, service and promise of future contributions to the community and can be used at a college, university, or trade school.
Since its founding in 1981, one of the essential purposes of the Irish American Society of County Will has been to promote education, friendship, understanding and cooperation among members and the community in general. This is the inaugural year of the Founding Fathers Scholarship and it has been awarded as a tribute to those who established the society in 1981.
The IASCW, a qualified non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3), was founded in February, 1981 in Joliet. The IASCW offers people of Irish ancestry and friends the opportunity to share cultural education, heritage preservation, volunteer experiences, fellowship and laughter. Membership is open to all Will County residents.