Beara student one of three Cork students awarded €20,000 scholarship by Naughton Foundation

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Science teachers Kathleen Dwyer & Alan Sheehy, scholar Daragh Crowley from Beara Community School, Castletownbere, County Cork, Martin Naughton, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Carmel Naughton at the 2017 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards held at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin.-photo Kieran Harnett

Posted on: 5th October, 2017

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Since its establishment in 2008, Naughton Foundation Scholarships worth over €4million have been presented to 175 remarkable young people in the fields of science, engineering and technology in publicly funded third level institutions in Ireland, north and south.

On September 23, 36 new scholars joined this illustrious and celebrated list, as the Naughton Foundation honoured a further 36 exceptional Irish students by awarding them third level scholarships towards their studies in the areas of engineering, science and technology.

County Cork had three lucky winners this year, including Daragh Crowley from Beara Community School in Castletownbere who has accepted a place at University College Cork studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The student’s secondary schools were also presented with a prize of €1,000 each towards their school’s science facilities, for their support of these students. More than 140 schools have benefitted from this prize to date with some schools receiving it on more than one occasion.

Supporting academic and innovative excellence in Irish students, this Scholarship Award is an investment in the future of Ireland’s reputation as a country with outstanding graduates. In 2008 the scheme started in three counties and has continued to expand annually to become the nationwide program it is today.

There is one guaranteed Scholarship (€20,000) for each participating county, with the exception of Cork, Galway where there are two scholarships awarded and Dublin where there are four scholarships awarded. Five additional Scholarships are also to be awarded. Each Scholarship is worth €5,000 per annum for each year of a student’s three or four year undergraduate degree.       

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A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

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