Scholarship Info

A Semester In Ireland

Each Spring the Robert
Emmet Society awards a scholarship to an outstanding North Central Michigan College Student for a fall semester of study in Galway, Ireland.

Students at NCMC must present an outstanding essay on the enduring values of Robert Emmet to be considered for the scholarship at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland. Their academic record and student activities at NCMC are also considered by the Scholarship Committee along with their performance at a personal interview with committee members. The scholarship includes tuition, round-trip airfare, and all housing expenses.


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The Society was founded in the early 1990s to honor, Robert Emmet, the namesake of Emmet County, Michigan, and to make area residents more aware of Emmet’s brief, but courageous life and his enduring legacy as a champion of freedom and democracy. The scholarship award is the Society’s major activity each year.RES 2013 group (Copy)

The Irish patriot’s name was given to Emmet county by the Michigan legislature in the mid-19th century to honor his revolutionary leadership that sought to overthrow the British rulers of Ireland in 1798 and again in 1803. Captured by the British in the wake of the risings failure in 1803, he was quickly tried and hanged and beheaded publicly in a major square of Dublin. His eloquent speech from the dock in defense of his actions and the cause of Irish freedom

Katelynn Herrmann is the 2013 winner of the Society scholarship named for two founding members of the group,the late Joseph W. McCarthy and the late William McCullough, M.D.

The scholarship award, valued at approximately $10,000, includes tuition, lodging, books and airfare.

2013 Scholarship Winner –
Katelynn Herrmann – Winning Essay
Katelynn Herrmann – Photos & Letters Home –

2012 Scholarship Winner –
Jessica LeBresh – Winning Essay
Jessica LeBresh – Photos & Letters Home

2011 Scholarship Winner
Jasmine Petrie – Winning Essay
Jasmine Petrie – Photos & Letters Home

2010 Scholarship Winner
Dane Schmidt – Winning Essay
Dane Schmidt – Letters Home

2009 Scholarship Winner-
Joshua MacVey – Winning Essay

For further information, contact the President’s Office at NCMC, or the Robert Emmet Society via email at, or by writing to PO Box 2027, Petoskey, MI 49770.