Wednesday 14 November 2018

Private school to offer series of new student scholarships

Cistercian College Roscrea Photo: Sean Curtin
Cistercian College Roscrea Photo: Sean Curtin
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

A private school that was saved from threatened closure is to offer a series of scholarships funded by donations from past pupils.

Cistercian College, Roscrea, has announced that a number of significant scholarships will be made available to candidates starting in September.

The scholarships will be awarded for excellence in academics, music, hurling and rugby and are available to boarders and day pupils.

The value of the awards can be as much as 50pc of the annual fees. Applications are being accepted from today.

Earlier this year it had been announced that Cistercian College would close due to falling numbers.

But a new business plan developed by a group of parents and past pupils was accepted by the trustees.

Past pupils and parents have committed more than €1.8m to insure against any short-term shortfall in funds, and also to invest in the school's facilities.

Cistercian College is inviting expressions of interest in the scholarships by contacting Séamus Hennessy on 086 8666387 or

Irish Independent

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