Tipperary students receive JP McManus scholarships to third level college

Tipperary students receive JP McManus scholarships to third level college

Ben Bartlett with JP McManus; Abbey CBS principal John Kiely; and Minister Mary Mitchell-O'Connor.

Two Tipperary students have been awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship toward their third level education.

The awards ceremony took place on Saturday 25th November at the University of Limerick where Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, TD., presented the awards. Special Guest at this year’s Awards Ceremony was Irish President, Michael D. Higgins.

The two are former Abbey CBS, Tipperary town students Ben Bartlett and Michael Jenkins.

This is the tenth year of the Scholarships, which are sponsored by JP McManus. A total of 125 students from both North and South of Ireland were presented with a third level scholarship certificate. 

Sponsored by JP McManus, the scheme is set to provide financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate in 2017.

 Michael Jenkins with JP McManus; Abbey CBS principal John Kiely; and Minister Mary Michell-O'Connor.

Ben Bartlett, who is now studying Electronical Engineering in University Limerick was one of this year’s winners.

 “It means I’m able to do the course”, he said, “Before I was struggling to get into it from a financial perspective, so it really makes a massive difference.”

Michael Jenks is in NUIG.

 JP 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 awards are administered by the Department of Education & Skills and Department of Education in Northern Ireland.