The Boston Branch of the University College Cork Alumni Assiciation along with Boston College and University College Cork established The Brian O'Donovan Music Prize. This prize is avaliable for a deserving Music student. It allows the student an opportunity to participate in the Gaelic Roots Festival and Summer School of Traditional Music. The prize is valued at €1,270. It is a yearly award that includes return airfare to Boston and accommodation and registration fees at Gaelic Roots.
The student must be considered full time at University College Cork. The student must be a Music major. The student must be deemed deserving by the panel.