Graduates from six Dublin schools who are undertaking third level education have been awarded scholarships this week as part of Guinness Brewery Scholarships scheme. The initiative, now running for 24 years, aims to provide vital support and investment to the local community surrounding the St. James’s Gate brewery. It is open to those who have completed secondary school and are now pursuing a third level education. There is also a separate award for two mature students living in the Dublin 8 area going on to further education.
The scheme has six partner schools. They comprise: Liberties Vocational College; Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount; CBS James’s Street; St. Paul’s CBS Brunswick Street; St. Dominic’s Ballyfermot; St. John’s Ballyfermot.
The winning students were chosen through a selection process undertaken by a panel of voluntary career guidance teachers from the partner schools. The graduates were awarded with a laptop to help them with their third level study. The mature students undergo an interview process also which is conducted by Diageo HR Business Partner and the Scholarship co-ordinator.
The initiative upholds the long and proud Guinness legacy of investing in the local community. This stretches back to the mid-18th century to the founding of the St. James’s Gate brewery and is now continued by Diageo.