Christopher McCooey Colaiste Ris Dundalk has won a scholarship from The Naughton Foundation. The scholarship by The Naughton Foundation will enable Christopher, who has accepted a place at Queens College Belfast, to study Theoretical Physics.
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 in The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn was at the awards ceremony.
He was joined by Dundalk-born Dr Martin Naughton, founding patron of The Naughton Foundation, and President of Glen Demplex.
Also present was Mr Naughton’s wife Carmel Naughton.
The scholarship in each county is worth €20,000.
The school of each winning student was also awarded a prize of €1,000 towards their science laboratories.
This is to encourage interest, research and further academic pursuit in science.
This bursary for schools has proven very beneficial in the county to date.
Congratulations to Christopher on his success.