Gilligan Public Service Scholarship

   2010 Scholarship recipients with Governor Gilligan 

The Gilligan Public Service Scholarship was established to honor the public service legacy of former Ohio Governor John J. Gilligan. Two scholarships are awarded annually to Xavier students who demonstrate their commitment to public service.

There is a long history of the Gilligan family at Xavier. The Governor's father was Xavier's first men's basketball coach and was one of the six initial lay member of the University's Board of Trustees. After returning from WWII, Governor Gilligan took his first job teaching literature at the University. He later ran for Cincinnati City Council and won. He also served in Congress before becoming Governor.

Applications for the 2012 Gilligan Scholarship were mailed out to various student organizations and academic departments at Xavier in January. The applications were due on February 1st and the winners announced in March. Those awarded the Gilligan Public Service Scholarship illustrate strong scholastic achievements and a deep commitment to public life. Please contact us with any questions about the process.

To make a tax-deductible gift to this important endeavor in honor of Governor Gilligan, you may visit our secure online giving form where you can enter your credit card information or mail a check to:

The John J. Gilligan Scholarship
Center for the Study of the American Dream
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1221