Successful students and their school principals recently attended the annual scholars’ function in the Talbot Hotel in Belmullet and met Shell’s new Managing Director Ronan Deasy as well as members of the Independent Scholarship Board.

To win the scholarship, students had to write an essay on “Climate change: the causes, the solutions and the challenges involved.”  With the quality of the applications exceptionally high, the Scholarship Board faced some difficult decisions in selecting the 16 recipients who will receive scholarships valued at €2,000 per year of study.

The students selected for the 2014/2015 scholarships are:

  • Sean O’Leanacháin, Bunalty, Glenamoy
  • Darren Timlin, Rossport
  • Martin Carey, Baurhauve, Rossport
  • Ezra Wilson, Glengad, Pullathomas
  • Cathal Noone, Knocknalower, Barnatra
  • Matthew Gaughan, Tonamace, Belmullet
  • Laura Conroy, Attycunnane, Belmullet
  • Michaela Deane, Corclough East, Belmullet
  • Martin McDonnell, Faulmore, Blacksod
  • Kathriona Vagg, Ballymacsheeron, Binghamstown
  • Michael Dempsey, Bourhauve, Belmullet
  • Rebecca Carey, Cloontakilla, Bangor-Erris
  • Richard Rigue, Ballymachugh, Ballycastle
  • Molly O’Flaherty-Falconer, Ross, Killala
  • Kayleigh Hefferon, Glenurla, Ballycastle

As one scholarship was unallocated due to unforeseen circumstances, its value is being donated to Colaiste Chomaín in Rossport, for use towards education equipment to benefit all students.