Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Awarded €20,000 Scholarship

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Niamh O’Connell.

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student has been awarded a €20,000 scholarship.

Niamh O’Connell, who begins studying engineering at University College Dublin, was the recipient of the funding from the Naughton Foundation at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin recently.

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will also receive €1,000 towards science facilities at the school.

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Each year 36 students are awarded Naughton Scholarships. There is at least one winner from each county in the Republic of Ireland.

The scholarship is intended as a reward and encouragement to exceptional students who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University.

The school of each winning student also receives a prize for the schools science labs.  Established in 2008, the Foundation has awarded scholarships worth over €4m.

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