Leading scientist Professor John Nolan will again offer a Leaving Cert student at Carrick-on-Suir CBS Secondary School a scholarship to work at his research unit investigating ways to prevent age related blindness.
This is the third year a student from Prof. Nolan’s alma mater will get the opportunity to work at the coalface of scientific research at WIT’s Macular Pigment Research Unit, which is led by Prof Nolan.
The “Michael Power Student Scholarship”, named after Dr Nolan’s late grandfather, is open to all 6th years. To apply for the two month paid summer scholarship, you must submit a ‘vision health’ themed essay and personal statement.
Prof. Nolan visited his former school earlier this month along with the two former scholarship recipients, Darragh Hayes and James Dunne. He encouraged students to study for the Leaving Cert and spoke about the business side of careers, market competitiveness and how management of funds is essential.
He invited students interested in business as well as interested in studying science to apply for the scholarship.
Darragh Hayes and James Dunne spoke passionately about the scholarship. Their work included supplement testing for vision health, operating high tech machinery, data presentations, stock taking, report writing, communicating with vision scientists and working to deadlines. They said the scholarship helped prepare them for university and confirmed their interest in studying science. Prof. Nolan said both students were a credit to their school and families. They worked hard, were always motivated and had a great manner and positive attitude. CBS Principal Billy O’Farrell, former teacher. Students Council adviser Noel Casey and Students Council Chairperson Martin Kirby thanked Prof. Nolan for his talk to students.