The Sons of Erin Cape Cod and Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade Committee award scholarships to local female high school seniors of Irish descent.
2018 Applications are due THIS WEEK
- the week of December 10, 2018 

The 2018 Scholarships are:

  • Colleen Winner (“Queen”) will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship;
  • Three Runner-up Colleen Court winners will each receive a $500.00 scholarship.

Applicant Eligibility

  1. Must be a female high school senior with plans for continued education in an accredited program.
  2. Must be of Irish descent. (Lineage described in cover letter or with essay)
  3. Must maintain, at least, a B average. (Attach transcript)
  4. List school activities, community activities, and work experience.
  5. Must be a resident of a town on Cape Cod.
  6. Must be available for:
    • A pre-pageant interview (on Saturday, Decemer 16th, 2017, at a location to be determined),
    • The Grand Marshal’s Ball / Colleen Coronation scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2017 at 6 PM. 
    • The Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 10, 2017.
  7. Must submit completed application with:
    • One letter of reference from a high school teacher, a member of the clergy or community/civic department leader and
    • An essay describing what your Irish heritage means to you.
  8. Must submit a photograph,
    Photos of the 4 winners will be featured in the 2018 Parade Program Book and on the Cape Cod St Patricks Parade website. (see previous finalists below)

Please mail hard copy applications and enclosures to:
Patty Whelan 446 Freemans Way Brewster, MA. 02631

All Colleen Pageant applications must be received by Monday, December 11, 2017. For further details please contact Pageant Co-Chair Patty Whelan at (508) 247-7238 or visit (this page)

Download Scholarship Application (PDF)


2012 Colleen Finalists 4

Congratulations to our 2012 Colleen Queen Meaghan Callahan. Meaghan & her court were coronated tonight, will be riding on the Colleen float tomorrow, and all receive college scholarships!

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