Awards & Scholorships

Recognising outsanding students

2017 Video Application Criteria

Kerry Group Awards and Scholarship in association with 7 Universities

Following on from the inaugural flag week in 2016, schools nationwide will be taking part in Flag Day on the 16th of March the eve of St Patrick Day. Similar to last year the Foundation with Kerry Group again hopes schools taking part in Flag Day will also enter the Awards and Scholarship Programme. The Thomas F Meagher Foundation established its awards and scholarship programme in partnership with Kerry Group and the seven universities in Ireland to recognise outstanding students who had promoted pride in and respect for the Irish Flag and its true meaning for peace, are active citizens in their community and celebrate the new broader inclusive definition of Irishness . The first Kerry Group Awards and Scholarship ceremony was held in Leinster House in May 2016 with Guest of Honour Ceann Comhairle Sean O’Fearghail. Students and Teachers from the 7 winning schools of St. Nathy’s Co. Roscommon, Glanmire Community College, Co. Cork, Stratford College, Co Dublin, Colaiste Bríde, Co.Dublin Schull Community College, Co. Cork, Presentation Secondary School, Co. Tipperary and Regina mundi, Co Cork were special guest of the Foundation for this unique event.

Details of entering the Awards and Scholarship Programme are below.


The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation Awards and Scholarship Programme in Association with Kerry Group

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a University Scholarship or one of our awards, you may also submit a 90 - 120 second video documenting your Flag Day success in encouraging active citizenship, celebrating the new Irish and promoting the true meaning of peace of the Irish Flag.


Video Application

The 90 - 120 second video application will be required to have a number of elements included to be eligible as a valid application. Points are awarded for each element successfully fulfilled.  Each criterion is worth 30 points with 10 points being awarded for full completion of the submission process.

30 Points

Footage of your school encouraging active citizenship by selling the flag lapel pins for a project or charity of their choosing.

30 Points

Footage of your students celebrating Irishness in its broadest and most inclusive definition and the new Irish

30 Points

Footage of your school showing pride in and respect for the Irish Flag

10 Points

Completing the below Submission process

  • Upload your video to your school’s YouTube

  • Email a link of your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by


The below must be included in the subject line of your email submission:

  1. School name

  2. County

  3. Roll number

  4. Charity/Project name and total amount raised

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