Our 2017 Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship Winner, Roisín Kehoe!

Last year, we launched the Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship programme in honour of our late founder. Having trawled through hundreds of great applications we wanted to find an Irish student who stood out for holding Gordon’s core values of generosity, kindness and a passion for travel.

It was this time last year that we met Louise Kelly, our inaugural winner who we sponsored on a dream summer in Chicago.

A tough act to follow but thankfully, we’ve found a more than deserving winner for 2017! After reading hundreds more proposals,  video nominations, we have found our J1 Scholarship winner.

A huge heart, love for travel and a passion for helping those in need – we are delighted to introduce you to this year’s Gordon Colleary J1 Scholarship winner, Roisin Kehoe!

Roisín spend her whole summer last year as a volunteer in testing conditions in India. Here, she worked to help educate children from underprivileged families with no wage or financial help, and still today she is sponsoring a child’s education over there.

Hailing from Wexford, it was her best friend Katie Foley who nominated Roisín and it was a pretty huge surprise when we got in touch with them with the good news!

Roisin will be heading to San Francisco with nine of her friends, where she will work in an ice cream parlour, essentially selling happiness in one of the coolest cities in the US.

Richly deserved Roisín, we hope you have an absolute blast and couldn’t be more delighted with our scholarship winner for 2017.

If you have any question or queries on the J1 programme we offer here at USIT give us a call on 01-6021906, email programmes@usit.ie or call into our Dublin office Monday- Saturday.