Second level students of Mayo schools are set to benefit as The Naughton Foundation announced the expansion of its scholarship scheme to include
Mayo. Promoting the study of science, engineering and technology at third level The Naughton Foundation will offer two students from
Mayo an annual scholarship in the Irish college of their choice in 2009.
In 2008 the Naughton Foundation created a new scholarship scheme for students in counties Meath, Louth and Monaghan to award annual scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level in any publicly funded university or third-level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland. This year the scholarship scheme is to expand and include counties Donegal and Mayo with the hope of expanding to additional counties over the coming years.
The scheme has just rolled out to all secondary schools in Mayo and students are now invited to apply for the scheme if they currently study two or more of the following subjects:
- mathematics, and
- applied mathematics.
The first place award in each county is €4,000 for each year of that student’s third-level course. The second place award in each county is €2,000 for each year of that student’s third level course and the school of each winning student will also receive €1,000 towards the school’s science labs.
The winners will be announced at a reception in October 2009. Application forms are available for download and can be completed on line on the Naughton Foundation website: www.thenaughtonfoundation.com
Full details are available on the website and the closing date for receipt of applications is 5.30pm on 30th April 2009.