Coolmine graduate awarded All Ireland Scholarship

February 12, 2012

Nadra Nurdin, who successfully graduated from Coolmine Community School in June of this year, was a recipient of an All-Ireland Scholarship at a ceremony held in the University of Limerick on Saturday 19th of November. She was presented with her award by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD.

The scholarship, which is valued at €6,750 per annum, was awarded on the basis of Nadra’s Leaving Certificate results, and will allow her to follow her medical studies in RCSI.

The seeds for the All Ireland Scholarships were sown at a meeting at Martinstown in May 2007 when JP McManus expressed a strong desire to provide funds for the establishment of a third level education scholarship scheme for the thirty-two counties of Ireland. At the time Mr. McManus stated that the Celtic Tiger would not be around forever and that education would be the key for success in more difficult times.

The All Ireland Scholarships were subsequently established with a donation of €30m from JP McManus for application in the provision of third level education scholarships, spread on a county by county basis throughout the island of Ireland.

Nadra attended the award ceremony accompanied by her parents Salim and Nayla, sisters Nadia and Nayfa, and Ms. Patricia McPhillips, Principal of Coolmine Community School.