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Fatima Bibi with Coláiste Nano Nagle Principal Sinéad Moloney. Fatima Bibi with Coláiste Nano Nagle Principal Sinéad Moloney.

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Limerick student Fatima Bibi receives bursary for her dream college course

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Fatima Bibi and Sinéad Moloney, Principal of Coláiste Nano Nagle.

The bursary is worth €5,000 and will help cover educational costs, outside of tuition fees

By I Love Limerick correspondent Stella Gordon

Fatima Bibi, a recent graduate of Coláiste Nano Nagle, has been awarded a bursary from the Irish Youth Foundation along with organisation Teen-Turn, enabling her to study at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).


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The Irish Youth Foundation are a registered charity and grant-making foundation dedicated solely to meeting the needs of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is done through working closely with youth workers, ‘to help give Ireland’s underrepresented young people the tools they need to reach their full potential in life.’

Fatima Bibi will study a Level 8 in Drugs and Medicinal Product Analysis at TUS Moylish. The bursary is worth €5,000 and the bursary will cover additional costs outside of tuition fees. TUS Moylish. A focal reason Fatima was granted the scholarship was because of her hard work at Teen-Turn, an organisation that provides girls the opportunity to gain experience in STEM.

Teen-Turn operates through free after-school activities, 2-week summer placements and exam support. The organisation prioritises working with DEIS schools or schools in underrepresented communities. The goal of Teen-Turn is to encourage young women to research STEM. Sinéad Moloney, Principal of Coláiste Nano Nagle, said in a quote to the Limerick Post, “In recent years Fatima has become an ambassador to students to inspire other girls to gain STEM experience and consider STEM careers. We are so grateful to Teen-Turn for broadening our students’ learning experiences and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them.”

As well as being heavily involved with Teen-Turn, Fatima showed her academic talent when she won the ‘SciFest4stem’ competition in Limerick Institute of Technology in 2021, prior to it becoming TUS Moylish. She won for her project on creating sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics.

Teen-Turn commented on Fatima’s bursary saying, “Collaborating with the Irish Youth Foundation to provide this support for one of our participants was such a positive experience and one we hope to do for more young women in STEM!”

For more information on the Irish Youth Foundation, go HERE 

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