Castlebar student Dara Ludden was awarded a Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony in Trinity Business School in Dublin last Saturday.
The award gives third level scholarships to students studying in the areas of engineering, science and technology.
The former student of the St. Gerald’s College was presented with the scholarship by Dr. Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel, the founders of the Naughton Foundations.
Mr Ludden is studying Engineering at NUIG and he joins 36 other Irish students to benefit from the award.
His former secondary school, St. Gerald’s College was also presented with a prize of €1,000 on the day towards their school’s science facilities, for their support of these students.
More than 200 schools have benefited from this prize to date with some schools receiving it on more than one occasion.
Last year’s winner was Thomas McCarthy from St. Gerald’s College Castlebar and the school has won the award on 11 occasions.