After seven years awarding second level students scholarships, the Naughton Foundation Scholarship scheme is once again calling on submissions for their 2014 Scholarship programme from students from County Louth.
This year 25 Naughton Scholarships, which were set up by Dundalk born businessmanMartin Naughton, founder of Glen Dimplex, will be awarded to Leaving Certificate students in 20 counties and the closing date for receipt of application forms for The Naughton Foundation Scholarship is 5.30pm on Saturday, 17th May 2014.
There will one guaranteed scholarship for each of the 20 participating counties and five additional ones. Applications must be submitted before, or on this date to be considered eligible for the scholarship, this deadline will not be extended.
The Naughton Foundation Scholarship was established in 2008.
The very first year they awarded only three scholarships, and this number has grown every year since, with 2014 being no exception and will continue to do so over the coming years with a view to expanding nationwide.
Students from sixteen counties were in the running last year (as well as Louth), in Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath, and 21 students were awarded these highly coveted scholarships.
This year, the scholarship awards are expanding to also include Counties Carlow, Clare, Wicklow and Wexford.
Louth Students are invited to apply if they are currently attending secondary schools in these counties, and if they are studying two or more of the following subjects- physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics and applied mathematics.
Each Naughton Scholarship is valued at €20,000 i.e. €5,000 for each year of the students third-level course and students can use their award in any publicly funded university or third-level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.
Full details on the Naughton Foundation Scholarship Programme and the 2014 application form are available for download and can be completed online on The Naughton Foundation website www.thenaughtonfoundation.ie
The Naughton Foundation was established by Martin and Carmel Naughton in 1994.
It is a private family foundation and its goal is to support worthwhile causes in the arts and education. In 2008 we decided to create the scholarship programme to increase our support for Leaving Certificate students who would like to study engineering, science and technology at third level in Ireland. Originally the scholarship programme only applied to students from counties Louth, Meath and Monaghan however it has now expanded to cover sixteen counties and continues to expand every year.