The Robert Emmet Society is based in Petoskey, Michigan, the county seat of Emmet County. Its mission is to create awareness of Irish Patriot Robert Emmet (1778 – 1803) and the namesake of Emmet County, which is located in northwestern Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Society’s also promotes the influence of Irish Culture in America. RES has in the past awarded many scholarships to students at North Central Michigan College for study at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Currently there are no plans for a scholarship in 2019.