Two scholarships worth €2,500 each are on offer to students who are considering a Level 7 or Level 8 third-level degree course in agriculture, food or nutrition this September.

The scholarship programme, Aurivo’s Gaffney and Mulleady Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Scholarship Programme, is open to students in Aurivo’s catchment area.

The scholarships are rewarded to individuals who achieve academic excellence in their Leaving Certificate and to support them in developing careers in agri-related professions.

Pat Duffy, chair of Aurivo, said the scholarship programme was established to support enthusiastic students who are interested in agri-related professions.

“Aurivo understands the commitment it takes to pursue a career in this field and we are delighted to play our part in supporting and enabling young people in the northwest of Ireland to do so.

“I would encourage any student who is enrolling in agriculture, food or nutrition courses for the 2019-2020 academic year to submit an application for this fantastic educational opportunity,” he said.

Now in its third year, Aurivo established and sponsors the programme in memory of Paddy Gaffney and Sean Mulleady who died tragically in 2013.

The recipients of last year’s awards were Saoirse Fox, from Cloone, Co Leitrim, who studied at Mohill Community College before embarking on a bachelor of science in agriculture and environmental management at GMIT and Jack Kirrane from Milltown in Tuam, who studied at St Jarlath’s College in Tuam before studying a bachelor of science in agricultural science at UCD.

Students must complete the scholarship application form no later than 28 June 2019. Queries in relation to the scholarship programme can be emailed to

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