St Clare’s Comprehensive School student Nuala Parkinson - Coombs has been awarded a prestigious Naughton Foundation Scholarship worth €20,000 towards her third level studies in Computer Sciences with Language. The school has also received an award of €1,000 towards its science facilities as an appreciation of their assistance. The Naughton Scholarships are a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland.
St Clare’s Comprehensive School Vice Principal, Ceola McGowan, is absolutely delighted with Nualas success; “We are delighted to hear of Nualas success in being awarded this prestigious scholarship. Nuala is extremely deserving of this scholarship and I wish her every success in the very bright future I know that she has ahead. “I would like to acknowledge all of our staff here in the school for all of the support given to Nuala and indeed all of our students during their time here. “This programme seeks to connect exceptional students at undergraduate, masters and postgraduate level with leading faculty in those fields, stimulating collaborative research among the participating students and faculty and build stronger connections between the host institutions and countries. “It is an excellent opportunity for Nuala and I know we will hear more of this marvellous young lady in the future!”
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. This year The Naughton foundation is awarding 36 annual scholarships to exceptional students from all twenty six counties in Ireland.
The ceremony took place on Saturday the 23rd of September in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Nuala’s brother Oisin was also a recipient of the Naughton Scholarship.