The Men and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Capital Region Memorial Scholarship honors men and women who have contributed to Irish America life and culture, and Christian values. Its first and most important Hibernian honoree is Fr. Henry Tansey, M.H.M. In addition, the scholarship honors Trooper William Dooley, founder of the New York State Police Pipe Band, Fr. Capistran J. Hanlon, O.F.M., division chaplain for many years, and Andrew M. Martin '94, loyal member. Each honoree promoted Christian values and community service. The scholarship is aimed at helping upper classmen and/or transfer students living in the Capital District and based on financial need.