JP McManus scholarship awards 2018 proves ‘Life Changing’ for recipients

JP McManus Scholarship Awards 2018

JP McManus Scholarship Awards 2018 winners Adam O’Mahony, Dylan Hughes, Andrew Hayes, Rokas Jesevicius, Alejandro De Los Santos Puerto, Dawid Polit, Michael McInerney and Ben Kirkland, pictured at a ceremony at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.

JP McManus scholarship awards 2018 proves ‘Life Changing’ for recipients

JP McManus scholarship awards 2018 saw eight young recipients embark upon the next stage of their lives.  

Andrew Hayes, Dylan Hughes, Rokas Jesevicius, Ben Kirkland, Michael McInerney, Adam O’Mahony, Dawid Polit and Alejandro de Los Santos Puerto are the proud awardees who completed their Leaving Certificate examinations in June.

The Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare played host to all awardees, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan and the guest of honour Niall O’Donovan, Munster team manager. The Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr James Collins, was also present along with Noreen McManus and representatives of UL, Mary I and LIT.

The JP McManus scholarship awards 2018 provides recipients with €6,750 a year for the duration of their third level studies.

JP McManus Scholarship Award winners, Ben Kirkland, Andrew Hayes, Alejandro De Los Santos Puerto, Dawid Polit, Adam O’Mahony, Dylan Hughes, Michael McInerney and Rokas Jesevicius with Mayor James Collins, Minister Patrick O’Donovan, Niall O’Donovan and Denis O’Connor pictured at a ceremony at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.

Now in their 22nd year, the awards see eight students from Coláiste Mhichíl, CBS Sexton Street, funded for third level education each year. 177 scholarships have now been awarded since inception in 1997, with donations passing the €2.5 million mark.

Congratulating the winning students, JP McManus said: “The awards are very much about recognising the students’ hard work and attainments. I hope the scholarships will serve them well as they now face the challenge of third level education. I also congratulate their parents and teachers for providing the necessary guidance for these fine young men and I wish them all well in their future endeavours.

The scholarship scheme is run on behalf of JP McManus, who is a past pupil of CBS Sexton Street. The scheme amounts up to €200,000 to run every year and is administered by four trustees: Gerry Boland, Noel Earlie, Eddie Fallon and Pat Hartigan.

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