Three new Catholic school scholarships have been created in the name of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York.
The scholarships, announced by the St. Patrick's Day Parade Foundation, will be offered annually to Catholic school students of "varying academic ability," Irish Central reports.
Eligible students must come from a school that is affiliated with the parade and marches up Fifth Avenue each March 17.
Dolan, a longtime supporter of the parade, served as its grand marshal in 2015.
"We are deeply honored to establish our scholarship program in the name of Cardinal Dolan who has always been such a strong and important supporter of the parade," said Sean Lane, vice chairman of the Parade Foundation.
The foundation's mission is to support the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade and related activities, and celebrate the contributions of the Irish to American society, with student scholarships, educational initiatives, publications and social and cultural events.
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