Scholarship winners announced
8 Mar 2022
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and this year’s theme ‘break the bias’ encourages a gender equal world free from discrimination and stereotypes.
In February, Group Chief Executive Officer Shane Kelly announced that 36 caregivers had been selected as recipients of the Sister Bridget Clancy Scholarship for the Empowerment of Women through Education.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day today by announcing the successful recipients of this scholarship, which was made possible by the Sisters of St John of God.
St John of God Health Care Group Director Workforce Carla Bonev congratulated those receiving the scholarships.
“The Sister Bridget Clancy scholarship for the empowerment of women through education, supports career development and professional growth, and continues the legacy and vision of the courageous women who founded St John of God Health Care,” she said.
“I am so pleased that we have been able to support so many women this year to further their studies to continue growing their careers.”
Congratulations to everyone listed below and good luck with your studies.
The scholarship, which is sponsored by the Sisters of St John of God in celebration of their 150 year anniversary, is open to female clinical caregivers registering for undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications in selected fields.
The scholarship continues the legacy and vision of the courageous women who founded St John of God Health Care and is named after Sister Bridget Clancy to recognise her critical role as one of the founding Sisters.
Sister Bridget Clancy made her vows as a Sister of St John of God in April 1874. When she joined the Sisters she cared for women in St Bridget’s Home, a home for women within Wexford Jail. She was the primary mentor for women who aspired to become a Sister of St John of God, and was responsible for overseeing their religious and spiritual development.