Gaelcholáiste graduate Niamh wins prestigious scholarship
A GRADUATE of the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s third-level future has been eased significantly by her fantastic achievement of landing one of the country’s most prestigious scholarships in the area of the sciences and engineering.
Aughacasla native Niamh O’Connell was awarded the Naughton Foundation Scholarship at a ceremony in Trinity College last week attended by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Foundation founders Martin and Carmel Naughton and her proud family. Worth €20,000 it will see UCD engineering student Niamh receiving €5,000 per annum over the four years of her degree.
“We are delighted for Niamh and we are very proud that she is being recognised for her academic achievements. Niamh was always a very diligent student who always strived to achieve the highest of standards and this work ethic will stand to her in her future studies and in her career,” Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Príomhoide Ruairí Ó Cinnéide said.
Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí iar-scoláir Niamh O’Connell (second left) receiving the prestigious Naughton Foundation scholarship at Trinity last week with, from left, Pádraig O’Connell, Martin Naughton, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Carmel Naughton. Niamh is a first-year engineering student at UCD having graduated last year.