The Naughton Foundation
The Naughton Foundation

Welcome to The Naughton Scholarships. The scholarship programme was established in 2008 to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level in Ireland. Each year a number of exceptional students are awarded scholarships to study at undergraduate level at any publicly funded university or third-level institution in Ireland.

Learn more about our Scholarship Awards

Each year 36 students are awarded Naughton Scholarships. There is at least one winner from each County in the Republic of Ireland.  The scholarship is intended as a reward and encouragement to exceptional students who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University. The school of each winning student also receives a prize for the schools science labs.  Our group of Scholars regularly come together for events throughout the year and we are building a community of very bright students whom will be worldwide leaders in their fields in the future, be it in research or industry.

Learn more about our Scholars

How to Apply

Leaving Certificate Students from any County in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply.  Please click here to download our full ‘Terms and Conditions’.

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Please click here to read answers to the questions Applicants most often ask us.



The Naughton Foundation are delighted to announce our 2017 Scholarship Winners. Please click here to see full list.

2017 Scholars

“There is a flickering spark in us all which, if struck at just the right age... can light the rest of our lives„

President Ronald Reagan