McManus to fund NI scholarships

“Higher education scholarships for over 250 disadvantaged students in Northern Ireland are to be funded by racing magnate JP McManus. The Limerick businessman has provided a fund of around €6m (£5.4m) to help high-flying A-Level pupils. The first bursaries will be awarded for those starting university in September and are worth £5,500 (€6,081) a year each. Northern Ireland’s Employment Minister Reg Empey said: ‘This new scholarship scheme will provide a financial boost to those who are currently planning their future studies and careers. The vision and practical support of people like JP McManus from the world of business shows that philanthropy can make a real difference …’” (more)

[RTÉ News, 12 February]

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