€50k bursary announced for Old Bawn CS students

By William O'Connor

STUDENTS in Old Bawn Community School received a huge boost with the announcement of a €50,000 bursary by local company, PM Group.

PM Group which is lcoated at Belgard Square, announced details of the bursary which is open to sixth year and transition year (TY) pupils over a four-year period.

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Students Susan Carroll and Sean Ronan, from Old Bawn School Community School, with Eileen Lee, Operations Manager Dublin, PM Group (left) and Ms Ursula McCabe, Principal

 

The bursary will support students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and encourage them to pursue third level education.

The collaboration will include the provision of laptops for a selected group of Leaving Certificate students who move forward to STEM related courses in third level education.

Mentoring will also be provided for each student pursuing STEM related courses. As part of the collaboration, PM Group will also provide spaces on its TY Programme and internships for students looking to pursue engineering courses at third level.

The Tallaght based company, PM Group, is an international project delivery specialists.

Welcoming the bursary announcement, Ursula McCabe, Principal of Old Bawn Community School, said: “We are very pleased to partner with PM Group in supporting our sixth year and TY students as they pursue third level education.

I’m particularly delighted that PM Group has committed to providing mentoring and internship opportunities for our students over the next four years.

“This will be critically important for them as they transition from the school environment to third level education.

This will help our students greatly and promote the STEM subjects in our school.”

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