Kilkenny student awarded prestigious €20,000 scholarship
By COLIN BARTLEY
A KILKENNY student who received a perfect eight H1’s in her Leaving Cert has now been awarded a €20,000 scholarship.
Ellen O’Carroll, from Lisdowney, was awarded the Naughton Foundation Scholarship for a student from Kilkenny. The former Presentation Secondary School pupil is now studying Science at University College Dublin.
The Naughton Foundation Scholarship supports academic and innovative excellence in Irish students and is awarded to students looking to progress their studies in the areas of engineering, science and technology.
Ellen joined 35 other students from across Ireland who received the 2019 scholarship at an awards ceremony held in Trinity College Dublin over the weekend.
She was presented with her award by the founding patrons of The Naughton Foundation, Dr. Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel, and Finance Minister Paschal Donohue.