International scholarship award for Forkhill student

August 7, 2017

Forkhill student Lorcan Burns is set to embark on an exciting academic path, having been awarded a prestigious international scholarship on the US Fulbright Program.

As a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA), Lorcan (24) will spend the next twelve months teaching Irish and lecturing in Irish culture and history at both New York University and Drew University in New Jersey.

Having graduated in 2014 with a BA in Irish from University of Ulster, Lorcan continued his studies in UCD where he obtained an MA in Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge.  Last year he completed his PGCE in St. Mary’s University College, Belfast. 

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland annually awards a limited number of scholarships for Irish citizens and professionals to study, research, or lecture across a range of disciplines in the US, and for Americans to do the same in Ireland. It is supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

This valuable scholarship will provide Lorcan with an opportunity to advance his studies abroad while gaining valuable experience in teaching and lecturing to foreign students.  He will take up his post in New York in September.