O'Neill Scholars to Meet Family of 'Tip'

O'Neill Scholars to Meet Family of 'Tip'

Students attending Boston College through the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Scholarship Fund will meet members of the late House Speaker's family at a special luncheon tomorrow in the Shea Room of Conte Forum.

Among those expected to be present are O'Neill's daughter Susan '68 and son Christopher '72, as well as his daughter-in-law Jackie O'Neill '68 - wife of University Trustee Thomas P. O'Neill III '68 - and nephew Brian '66.

The 60 O'Neill Scholars currently enrolled in BC are supported by a scholarship fund named for the 1936 alumnus, one of America's most famous political personalities.

"This will be a chance for the scholarship students to express their gratitude in person to the O'Neill family," said Senior Vice President James P. McIntyre, chairman of the O'Neill Scholarship Committee. "These talented young men and women have been given a wonderful educational opportunity. It's only fitting they meet the family of the man in whose name this opportunity was given.

"But it's also important for the O'Neill family to see how the Speaker's legacy lives on at Boston College through these students."

During the past 15 years, more than $2 million has been awarded in scholarships to approximately 175 students through the O'Neill Fund.

-Sean Smith


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