Five Limerick students to receive JP’s scholarships

Michael O'Leary, scholarship recipient Brendan Moran and JP McManus at last year's awards in UL. Picture: Alan Place
FIVE high-achieving Limerick students will be rewarded for their hard work and receive a scholarship from millionaire businessman JP McManus towards their third level education this Saturday, among 125 in the country.

FIVE high-achieving Limerick students will be rewarded for their hard work and receive a scholarship from millionaire businessman JP McManus towards their third level education this Saturday, among 125 in the country.

The awards ceremony will take place at University of Limerick, where the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan and Dr. Stephen Farry, Minister for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland, will present the awards.

The special guest at this year’s awards ceremony will be Martin O’Neill, Republic of Ireland soccer manager.

This is the seventh year for the scholarships, which are sponsored by Limerick businessman and philanthropist JP McManus.

Mr McManus has contributed €32 million to fund the provision of these scholarships each year and it is estimated that over 1,300 students from the 32 counties will benefit from the scheme over its duration.

The Limerick students receiving the awards are Theresa Hughes, of Coláiste Íde agus Iosaef, who will be studying at the University of Limerick; Jennifer Condon, Mercy Community College, who has deferred her college place; Mikeala Maureen Morris, of the Salesian Secondary College, going on to study at University College Dublin; Cristina Borcea, Scoil Carmel / Trinity College, and Tian Yi Zhang, of St Munchin’s College/ Trinity College Dublin.