The Naughton Scholarship
At a glance
- Value: €20,000 (€5,000 for each year of a four year undergraduate degree) or €15,000 for a three year degree
- You must be a second level student who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University to be eligible for this scholarship
- Questions about this scholarship can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year 36 students are awarded Naughton Scholarships. There is at least one winner from each County in the Republic of Ireland. The scholarship is intended as a reward and encouragement to exceptional students who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University. The school of each winning student also receives a prize for the schools science labs.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
All second-level students:
- Who have been attending a recognised school in the Republic of Ireland for at least two years immediately preceding the sitting of the Leaving Certificate examination;
- Who are sitting examinations in at least two of the following Leaving Certificate science and maths subjects - Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Technology and Design and Communication Graphics (the "Applicable Subjects");
- Who intend in the year immediately following their Leaving Certificate to pursue a full-time undergraduate programme of three or more year's duration in engineering, science or technology related courses, in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.
What kind of third level courses are eligible for scholarships?
Nearly all third level courses of three or more year's duration in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland, related to the fields of engineering, science and technology will be eligible for scholarship. Any course must be recognised by and registered with the CAO system or the UCAS system. Courses in England, Scotland and Wales are not eligible. Please note that we do not have a definitive list of acceptable courses as there are so many courses on offer through all the universities and colleges that it would be impossible to have an exact list. However in general scholarships are only awarded for courses that are general science, technology, maths and engineering degrees rather than more focused practitioner courses in dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary or architecture. If in doubt as to whether your chosen course is eligible, please email email@example.com.
The Trustees of The Naughton Foundation have established a Selection Panel for assessing all applications. Significant importance and preference will be given to those candidates who achieve the highest combined results in the Leaving Certificate in the Applicable Subjects (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Technology and Design and Communication Graphics). However, the Selection Panel will also review and evaluate the merits and eligibility of candidates using several other criteria, including:
- the interest, ability and potential of the candidate to study their chosen field;
- the existence and severity of any disadvantages or barriers which may prevent or impede the candidate from their chosen field;
- the candidate's motivation, commitment and disposition to benefit from third-level education and to complete the course of study successfully; and
- the candidate's personal statements will bear on their likelihood of success.
The onus is on the candidate in completing the Application Form, particularly the personal statements, to demonstrate the degree to which he/she meets these criteria.
For more information please visit https://www.thenaughtonfoundation.com/