University of Scranton Receives Donation for Scholarship


The University of Scranton received a check for $5,000 for the Scranton/Ballina Sister City Scholarship. Shown at the check presentation are, from left: Rev. Scott R. Pilarz., S.J., president, The University of Scranton; Erin Quinn, University of Scranton student body vice president, Joseph R. Quinn, student body president; Brian Marcks, Ray Lynady and Mike Morrison, members of the scholarship committee for the Scranton Ballina Sister City Organization.

The University of Scranton recently received a check for $5,000 for the Scranton/Ballina Sister City Scholarship, granted to University of Scranton students who wish to study in Ireland. Monies for the scholarship were raised at a Saw Doctors concert held in March at the Scranton Cultural Center.

Scholarship recipients must be residents of northeastern Pennsylvania, and preferable, of the city of Scranton; study in Ireland; meet with the Scranton/Ballina Sister City Organization prior to traveling to and after returning from Ireland; must visit Ballina, Ireland, for at least two days while in Ireland; and attend a meeting of Ballina’s town council, and introduce himself or herself as the scholarship recipient.

Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton