Gael­choláiste grad­u­ate Ni­amh wins pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ship

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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