Borris Vocational School’s impressive accolade of scholarships continues to grow

Congratulations to 2023 Borris Vocational School 6th year student Megan O’ Brien who was awarded a Maynooth University Entrance Scholarship by Professor Eeva Leinonen, the President of Maynooth University for her outstanding Leaving Certificate results. Megan is the daughter of Lance and Victoria O’Brien from of Boherkyle, Kilkenny. Megan attended primary school in St. Fiachra’s National School, Skeoughvosteen , Co. Kilkenny. During her time in Borris Vocational School Megan was an active member of the Student Council, where she was PRO. Megan was also a collaborative member of the Green Schools Committee, School Choir and the Amber Flag Team. In her final year Megan became a Meitheal leader for incoming 1st years where she played a key role in supporting their transition from primary school to secondary school. Megan is currently studying for a Bachelor for Education at Froebel which is now part of Maynooth University. Megan was one of 72 students to receive an Entrance Scholarships out of the thousands of students who entered the university this year. Everyone at Borris Vocational School wishes Megan the very best in her future studies.


Prestigious Naughton Scholarship awarded to Borris Vocational School student

David Doyle a student who completed his Leaving Certificate at Borris Vocational School this year was awarded a Naughton Scholarship at an awards ceremony at Trinity College Dublin last Saturday. The Naughton Scholarships are a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. Each year only 36 students in the country are awarded Naughton Scholarships nationally. There is at least one winner from each County in the Republic of Ireland.

Former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny was the guest of honour at this event. The Naughton family announced at this event that they were increasing the scholarship from €5,000 to €6,000 annually for the duration of the recipients’ undergraduate studies. Borris Vocational School also received a €1,000 donation towards the school from the foundation.

David is from Ballinkillen and he is the son of James and Teresa. As a past pupil David was a key member of our school community supporting our school in many school events which included the official opening of our school extension, KCETB schools ethos day, open nights and was also a member of our school hurling team to name but a few examples.

David previously won an award from The Engineering and Technology Teachers’ Association for achieving full marks in Higher Level Engineering for his Leaving Certificate. David is currently studying engineering at UCD.


Borris Vocational School past pupil is top of her class in Accounting and Finance

Weeks after Kathleen Fenlon received her All-Ireland Scholarship from JP McManus and Limerick Hurling mangaer, John Kiely, Borris Vocational School was contacted by Maynooth University with more amazing news about our former student.

Kathleen Fenlon, who is currently studying Accounting as part of her degree at Maynooth University was awarded an amazing total of four accounting academic prizes at Maynooth University.

The 2023 EY prize for first placed Accounting student, second year, BA Accounting & Finance which was presented by Mairead McLaughlin. The Grant Thornton bursary for top student in Taxation was presented by Anna Marie Haughey. CIMA prize for first placed Management Accounting student in AC205, presented by Fiona Arnold. Mzaar’s prize for first placed financial accounting student in second year, presented by Rob Hamill. Well done to Kathleen and we wish Kathleen and all past pupils esteemed success going forward. The future is bright!

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