Raymond Holian Receives Conlisk Scholarship

${$_EscapeTool.xml(headline)}

Raymond Holian Receives Conlisk Scholarship

Raymond Holian from County Mayo, Ireland is the 2016 recipient of the Rev. John M. Conlisk Irish Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student from Ireland, and covers full tuition, housing and medical insurance expenses throughout the student’s attainment of a master’s degree.

The scholarship was established by a group of Irish Americans and Fairfield trustee Kevin M. Conlisk ’66. The scholarship was named after his late brother and former priest Rev. John M. Conlisk of the Archdiocese of Bridgeport. The goal of the scholarship is to help an Irish student obtain international business contacts and garner new perspectives in business education.

The scholarship came as a surprise for Holian but he couldn’t be more thankful to have the opportunity. “If you asked me six months ago if I’d be here I couldn’t have told you. The last few months have been a whirlwind,” he said. Holian is grateful for the warm welcome he has received from Fairfield Univeristy and the Gaelic American Club, as well as some of his family members who live on Long Island. He looks forward to joining a local Gaelic Football team in the spring.

Holian completed his undergraduate degree in Law and Accounting at the University of Limerick and is currently pursuing an MBA in Finance at Fairfield. Holian has experience in commercial litigation working as a summer intern in the law firm A&L Goodbody where he worked in both the Dublin and London office, and he was also a legal assistant at Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors in Limerick.

Holian is very grateful for the opportunity to pursue his master's at Fairfield, and aspires to work in legal and compliance in a finance related position and is interested in potentially obtaining a position in the U.S. “I am very thankful to the Conlisks and the Irish community in Fairfield for making me feel so welcome.”

By Genevieve Brewer ’17

Last modified: 12-08-16 10:45 AM

20160812

Your news@fairfield Stories for Friday, July 20, 2018

Fairfield Welcomes Over 1,100 New Stags at Orientation

Read the Article

Megan Theiller '18 Named MAAC Female Student-Athlete of the Year

Read the Article

Republican Gubernatorial Debate at Fairfield University, August 6

Read the Article

Summer Research Heats Up at Fairfield University

Read the Article

Paul F. Lakeland, PhD, Begins Term as President of Catholic Theological Society of America

Read the Article

Fairfield University Art Museum Announces Major Gift from James M. Reed

Read the Article

Fairfield University Appoints One of Nation’s Most Published Communication Researchers as New Department Chair

Read the Article

Search Results