The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic organization for women dedicated to the principles of friendship, unity, and Christian charity.

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In following the spirit of our motto; LAOH Division 1, Newport, Rhode Island is offering a one thousand dollar ($1000.00)  scholarship to a qualifying young woman currently attending a Rhode Island or Massachusetts  Catholic high school and who will be entering grade 10, 11 or 12 in the fall of this coming school year. 


Applications must be received no later than Sunday, August 1st 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Scholarship applications will not be accepted prior to 1 May 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be referred by a member in good standing of the Dennis E. Collins, Ancient Order of Hibernians or the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Newport.

  • Submission of a completed scholarship application package after 1 May 2021 and on or before August 1st, 2021

  • Applicants must provide evidence of academic success, report card and list of extracurricular activities

  • Applicants must provide evidence of school and/or community service

  • Applicants must provide answers to the six application questions

The LAOH scholarship application is available as a download.

Once completed, mail your application package to:

  •  Kitchie Chestnut

    • 78 Roseneath Ave    

    • Newport, RI , 02840

Questions regarding the LAOH scholarship should be forwarded to:

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