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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Congratulations to Kate Lynch of Regina Mundi Cork.
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
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.
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.