Former US President Mr Bill Clinton will present nine Galway students with an All-Ireland Scholarship toward their third level education next Saturday, 17 November.
The awards ceremony will take place at University of Limerick where President Clinton and sponsor JP McManus will present the awards.
This is the fifth year of the scholarships. A total of 125 students from both North and South of Ireland will be presented with a third level scholarship certificate. Sponsored by Mr McManus, the scheme is set to provide financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate or A Levels in 2012.
The nine students to receive the award are Patrick Coffey and Brian Flanagan of Coláiste Sheosaimh, Ballinasloe, Emma Keane of Clifden Community School, Erin Naughton of Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, Orla Kemple of Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew, Claire Burke of Our Lady’s Bower in Athlone, Diarmuid O Connor from St Jarlath’s College Tuam, Mourtadha Badiane from St Mary’s College, Galway City and Luca Graziadei of St Raphael’s College, Loughrea.
Mr McManus has contributed €32 million to fund the provision of these scholarships each year and it is estimated that over 1,300 students from the 32 counties will benefit from the scheme over its duration. The awards are administered by the Department of Education & Skills and Department of Education in Northern Ireland.