ASA/AIB PWE Scholarships Winners Announced – 5 January 2015
Students Presented with ASA/AIB Travel Scholarships
Four UCD agricultural science students have been awarded ASA scholarships, sponsored by AIB, to help them undertake the work experience element of their course overseas.
Following an intense competition, the 2015 scholarships have been awarded to:
- Maeve Regan, Cloonfad, Co Roscommon, a student in animal science, who is travelling to South Dakota to work on a 3,000-cow dairy farm run by Irish couple Rodney and Dorothy Elliot who moved from Monaghan to South Dakota in 2006.
- Jason Meenaghan, Belmullet, Co Mayo, who is studying forestry. Jason will work at the UC Berkeley Blodgett Forest Research Station in California.
- Michael Cox, Rathowen, Co Westmeath, a student in animal science, who will work on farms in Scotland and England and undertake a genetics internship in the US.
- Tarlach Mac Giolla Cheara, Carrickmore, Co Tyrone, who is studying animal science – equine. Tarlach is travelling to Japan to work at Paca Paca Farm, the highly acclaimed horse breeding operation owned and run by Irish veterinarian Harry Sweeney.
Speaking at the presentation of the scholarships, ASA President Eoin Lowry thanked AIB for its generous support for this important ASA initiative.
“Our professional work experience scholarships are an integral part of ASA’s wide-ranging supports and services for undergraduates in agriculture. Other aspects in our comprehensive services to the next generation of agri-food industry leaders include advice on career opportunities and mentoring on job job application and interview skills,” he said.