As a new college term begins, one lucky student from Manorhamilton will be funded by a scholarship from The Naughton Foundation.
The foundation has supported Irish students in their desire to study science, engineering and technology at third level institutions in Ireland for several years now and the presentation of the 2013 scholarship awards were made on Saturday September 21st, in The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn TD joined Dundalk-born Dr. Martin Naughton, founding patron of The Naughton Foundation, and his wife Carmel Naughton in presenting the winning students with their awards at the ceremony.
The scholarship in each county is worth €20,000. The school of each winning student was also awarded a prize of €1,000 towards the school’s science laboratory to encourage interest, research and further academic pursuit.
This bursary for schools has proven very beneficial in the county to date.
The exemplary Co. Leitrim student who was awarded a scholarship by The Naughton Foundation for 2013 is Oisin Parkinson-Coombes of St Clare’s Comprehensive in Manorhamilton who is the recipient of the coveted award has accepted a place at Trinity College, Dublin to study Theoretical Physics.
Leitrim has had significant success with the awards to date and in 2012 Paul Hazlett, from Lough Allen College progressed to Queen’s University Belfast to study Chemical Engineering along with Karen Roche previously of Mohill Community College who progressed to study Science at University College, Dublin.
Full details on the Scholarship Programme are available on the website www.thenaughtonfoundation.ie