Boston College alumna Maeve O'Reilly Finley established this fellowship out of appreciation of her alma mater and recognition of the Irish Studies Program. A longtime friend of Irish Studies, Ms. O'Reilly Finley expressed a great interest in encouraging graduate study in Ireland. The fellowship is awarded to Boston College students who have been accepted for graduate work in Irish Studies at a university in Ireland, or Boston College alumni who are graduate students in good standing at an Irish university. Students interested in being considered for the Maeve O'Reilly Finley Fellowship should submit: Curriculum vitae, transcript, short essay (3-5 pages) describing plan of study, and two letters of reference from Boston College faculty. Applications should be emailed to Rachel Bowes (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2009.