SPRINGFIELD PARADE MARSHAL
The Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Marshall is someone who has distinguished himself or herself in their chosen profession and who has contributed greatly to the Irish community of Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEEN & COLLEEN COURT
Young women of Irish Decent, who are 17 to 22 years of age and at least a High School senior. Residents of Springfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow or Wilbraham are eligible. Residents of other towns may be eligible.
MOSSIE & KATHLEEN MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship contribution is made in the memory of Maurice and Kathleen Murphy to recognize the extraordinary sacrifices they made on behalf of all their five children. Their parents, like thousand of other, left Ireland on a boat to pursue a life in America.
PAUL G. CARON
The Paul G. Caron Award is presented each year in memory of the founder of the Springfield Colleen Contest to a past or present Committee member, or someone who has contributed greatly to the Greater Springfield Community. The Committee gives this award in memory each year. Paul founded the Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Colleen Contest in 1968.
JOHN & AGNES BURKE AWARD
This award is presented annually in memory of both John and Agnes Burke for their lifelong commitment and support to their Irish heritage. John and Agnes Burke were active members of the Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. This award is presented in their honor annually, to an individual(s) who have made outstanding contributions to the Irish people of the City of Springfield.
MARY B. TROY
Given to a person or business that is not a member of the Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee that has given outstanding service to the committee. The award honors the late Mary Brigid Troy, who was a longtime member of the Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee and contributed many hours of her time selflessly to the committee.