Awards & Scholarships

Recognising outsanding students

2019 Kerry Group Awards & Scholarship Winners

The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation’s Awards and Scholarship Programme has been held annually since 2016. This education programme allows students from registered schools to enter the Kerry Group Awards and Scholarship Programme. This allows students the chance to win an Award or the overall top prize of a Scholarship.

If your school would like to enter please see our Flag Day Page 

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Awards & Scholarship Programme

The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation’s Awards and Scholarship Programme has been held annually since 2016. This education programme allows students from registered schools to enter the Kerry Group Awards and Scholarship Programme. This allows students the chance to win an Award or the overall top prize of a Scholarship.

HOW TO ENTER

COMPETITION RULES

  1. The competition is open to all students from registered schools who take part in Flag Day 2020. 
  1. Students must enter the competetion as individuals.
  1. Entries must be based on the topic “WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE IN IRELAND IN 2020 AND WHAT DOES THE FLAG'S MESSAGE OF PEACE MEAN TO ME”.

       4. All entries must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent by post to Reverend Michael Cavanagh, The Rectory, Kenmare, County Kerry.

       5. The deadline for entries is Monday April 15th, 2020

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ENTRY FORMAT

Entries can be made in any of the following formats: 

  1. Video (No longer than 2 minutes)
  1. Typed Essay (No londger than 500 Words)
  1. Poem
  1. Picture
  1. Artwork

 

Special Award for events held for Flag Day 2020.

To enter submit one page outlind activities alonside photographs/video where possible.

This outline could include; 

  1. Knowledge demonstrated of the history of the Flag and commitment to the message of the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation of pride in, respect for the Flag and active citizenship including  activities you/your class/your school took part in to celebrate flag day on March 15th, 2020.
  2. Details of the money raised by you/your class/ your school from the sale of the thomas f meagher foundation lapel pins and for what charity or project this money was raised for.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Kerry Group Awards & Scholarship Winners

The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation’s Awards and Scholarship Programme has been held annually since 2016. This education programme allows students from registered schools to enter the Kerry Group Awards and Scholarship Programme. This allows students the chance to win an Award or the overall top prize of a Scholarship.

Below are some of the previous entries to the programme and if your school would like to enter please see our Flag Day Page 

To see our winners from previous years and pictures from the Awards and Scholarship Lunch held annually in Leinster House, please click on the links below.

 

Here are the winners of the 2018 Kerry Group Awards & Scholarships.

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2017 Awards and Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Kate Lynch of Regina Mundi Cork.

Take a look at Kate's winning scholarship video:

 

 

The 7 schools and the charities they raised money for are below

​Regina Mundi, Cork - Trocaire and Down Syndrome Ireland

Mary Immaculate College Cork- West Cork Wheelchair Association

​Colaiste Phonail Cholmcille Tory Island- Make A Wish

​Colaiste Bride Dublin- Mens Cancer Alliance

North Monastery School Cork City- Irish Cancer Society

​Castleknock College Dublin- Project in Ambo Ethiopia

​Christ Kings Girls School Cork- Pieta House

2016 Kerry Group Awards and Scholarship Winners

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

The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation Awards and Scholarship Programme in Association with Kerry Group was officially launched at the Flag Presentation Ceremony in Waterford on 12th March 2015 at which President Michael D. Higgins was present. This programme, recognises outstanding students who have promoted pride in and respect for the Irish Flag and its message of peace and who are active citizens within their communities. Winning schools will be awarded a scholarship from one of our Nation’s 7 University Education Partners.

 

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The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation Awards and Scholarship Programme 2016

On the 16th of May 2016 the seven chosen schools who demonstrated active citizenship in their communities and raised money for charities were presented with third level scholarships at a Scholarship Presentation Lunch in Leinster House.

The winning schools were:

St. Nathy's, Roscommon

Glanmire Community College, Cork

Stratford College, Dublin

Colaiste Bríde, Dublin

Schull Community College, Cork

Presentation Secondary School, Tipperary

Representatives from each school accepted their Scholarship Certifiicates at the Presentation lunch. Presidents from the Foundation's Education Partners - University of Limerick, University College Cork, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Maynooth were in attendance. Chairman of the Foundation Reverend Michael Cavanagh, the Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Eireann Sean O'Fearghail and Senator Mark Daly spoke at the event and thanked the schools for their whole-hearted involvment in helping local charities and encouraging pride in the Irish flag.

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