JP’s scholarships put Limerick students at the top of the class

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Scholarship recipients Ronan Malone, Shane Cope, Shane Cronin, Jordan O'Donnell, Shane McNamara, Lee Keating and Eric Nolan with Sue Anne McManus and Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan, TD. Missing from the photo is scholarship recipient David McKevitt. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.
Scholarship recipients Ronan Malone, Shane Cope, Shane Cronin, Jordan O’Donnell, Shane McNamara, Lee Keating and Eric Nolan with Sue Anne McManus and Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD. Missing from the photo is scholarship recipient David McKevitt. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

THREE Limerick students will be awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship toward their third level education on Saturday November 21.

The awards ceremony will take place at the University of Limerick where Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan and her Northern Ireland counterpart Dr Stephen Farry will present the awards.

Special guest at this year’s awards ceremony will be champion jockey, AP McCoy.

The three Limerick students are: Anna Kern, past pupil of Coláiste Nano Nagle now studying at the Royal College of Surgeons; Maebh Ní Ghuairim, formerly of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh now studying at Trinity College Dublin, and Conor Cregan of Tarbert Comprehensive School, now studying at UL.

This is the eighth year for the scholarships, which provide financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate in 2015.

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A total of 125 students from both the North and South of Ireland will be presented with a third level scholarship certificate.

JP McManus has contributed €32 million to fund the provision of these scholarships each year.

Elsewhere, the winners of the JP McManus Scholarship Awards 2015 were announced last week.

Eight students from Coláiste Mhichíl Secondary School, Sexton Street, were presented with a scholarship by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan towards their third level education to the value of €6,750 per annum.

JP McManus is a former pupil of the school and also sponsors these scholarships.

Established in 1997, the awards scheme has to date awarded more than 150 scholarships to students attending Coláiste Mhichíl.

Congratulating the winning students, JP McManus said: “Each of these students have seen their ambition and hard work rewarded with these scholarships. Having attained great results at secondary school, you now move on to third level education secure in the knowledge that your triumph will provide you the foundation to meet the educational challenges that lie ahead.”