The Mr. & Miss Shamrock Scholarship Contest is held annually at the Gaelic American Club, Fairfield. All high school seniors of Irish descent in the greater Bridgeport area are encouraged to submit an application to the Parade Committee. All candidates are interviewed by an independent panel of judges and winners are chosen based upon their knowledge of their Irish heritage, traditions, history, the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, their involvement in their community, their interests, and activities.
The winners receive a monetary scholarship award of $4,000 for future educational endeavors. Runners-up are awarded $2,000 and all will participate in all the events with Mr. and Miss Shamrock throughout the year. The winners will be introduced by the 2020/2021 Grand Marshal Mary Ann Doonan at the Gaelic American Club on March 17, 2021, at the Flag Raising Ceremony.
Mr. & Miss Shamrock will participate in the Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade virtual festivities on YouTube and Facebook Live on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. For more information visit, https://stpatricksdaybridgeport.com/