The €50,000 bursary is open to sixth year and transition year (TY) pupils over a four-year period. 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.
Speaking at the announcement of the bursary, Eileen Lee, Operations Manager, PM Group in Dublin, said, “We are delighted to partner with Old Bawn Community School, which is located in the heart of our local community in Tallaght. Technology and innovation are key drivers for our business and we are passionate about supporting and mentoring young talent, particularly in the STEM disciplines. As we extend our CR (Corporate Responsibility) Programme, it is fitting that we focus on our local community and, in particular, supporting the efforts of local students to pursue third level education.”
Welcoming the bursary announcement, Ursula McCabe, Principal of Old Bawn Community School, “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.”
Old Bawn Community School is a vibrant, co-educational community school located in Old Bawn in Tallaght Dublin 24. The School is well equipped and has over 900 students enrolled for the 2019/2020 academic year. The School has a strong focus on the social, personal and academic development of its students. Old Bawn Community School is equipped with a broad range of practical rooms, including a number of STEM focused facilities such as laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics, modern engineering and CAD.