Scholarships for Wicklow students
TWO Co Wicklow students were awarded a Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony held in Trinity Business School.
The award was presented Ciara Fagan from Wicklow and Jack Lawlor from Bray by patrons of The Naughton Foundation, Dr Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel, who were joined by the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohue.
Supporting academic and innovative excellence, the scholarship is an investment in the future of Ireland’s reputation as a country with outstanding graduates.
A former student of Dominican College Wicklow, Ciara has accepted a place at Trinity College, studying Mathematics.
Jack, a former student from Presentation College, Bray will be attending Trinity College and will be studying Theoretical Physics.
They join 36 students who were awarded third level scholarships towards their studies in the areas of engineering, science and technology.
Both Ciara’s and Jack’s former secondary schools were presented with a prize of €1,000 on the day, which will go towards their school’s science facilities. More than 200 schools have benefited from this prize to date with some schools receiving it on more than one occasion.
Speaking about the growth of the programme over the past eleven years, Dr Martin Naughton said: ‘We started supporting students in their science and engineering studies in Louth, Meath and Monaghan in 2008 to give back to our local area. We never imagined what a wonderful community of connected young people the Naughton Scholarship program would become.
‘It is heart-warming for us to read of their successes and how they are in turn giving back to society,’ he said.
Each scholarship is worth €5,000 per annum for each year of a student’s three or four year undergraduate degree.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, scholarship recipient Ciara Fagan, Martin Naughton from the Naughton Foundation, scholarship recipient Jack Lawlor and Carmel Naughton from the Naughton Foundation at the 2019 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.