FAQ

Is there any cost?

There is absolutely no cost for a student to apply.


One of the Personal Statements asks me to list my Non-Academic pursuits. What does this mean?

Non-academic pursuits are basically any interest you have outside school such as entering the BTYS, Sci-Fest, Olympiads, Music, GAA, all other Sports, Dance and the Arts, Volunteering etc. We are just trying to get a more rounded view of candidates as a whole so our decisions are not based solely on exam performance.


I’ve applied but didn’t get an acknowledgement email?

Applicants should receive an email when they apply to us. If you did not get one, please check your spam folder and if it is not there please email us on info@thenaughtonfoundation.ie to check your application was correctly uploaded.


When is the final deadline to apply?

The final deadline to apply is extended to Midnight on 29th May 2018.


I’ve applied but have decided to change my CAO choices?

You can apply within our deadlines and complete your CAO choices and then change your mind later. When you complete your application to us in August by uploading your LC results and CAO offer online, there is a box with a space to explain any change of mind details from your original application.


I’ve applied but want to change something I wrote on my application. Can I access it again?

No once you submit your application to us, you cannot access it again. However when you complete your application to us in August by uploading your LC results and CAO offer online, there is a box with a space to explain any changes to your original application.


I am repeating my Leaving Certificate. Can I still apply?

Yes applications are accepted from students who re-sit their Leaving Certificate exams.


I am taking a gap year before I start college. Can I still apply?

No, applications are only accepted from students who intend to commence University in the September of the year they sit their Leaving Certificate. In exceptional circumstances this may be re-considered.


When will I get my login details to submit my LC results and CAO offer?

An email with a username and password and link to the login page will be emailed to you in mid-August. If you have not received these login details by the 20th August, please check your spam folder and if it is not there please email us on info@thenaughtonfoundation.ie to check your application was correctly uploaded.


When is the final deadline to submit my results?

The final deadline to submit results is Midnight on 24th August 2017.


I submitted my LC Results and CAO offer but didn’t get an acknowledgment email?

No automatic email is sent out when results are submitted. When you submitted them online a pop up box would have appeared saying results submitted.


Can I wait and see what I get offered in second round before I submit my results?

No unfortunately we can only judge applications based on first round offers as all our scholarship applications have to be read during the last week of August.


Can I get my Leaving Certificate results re-checked and still be eligible to apply?

No unfortunately we can only judge applications based on Leaving Certificate results known in mid-August as all our scholarship applications have to be read during the last week of August.


Can I get a SUSI grant and a Naughton Scholarship?

We have no problem with an Applicant receiving a local authority grant however it is important to check with your local authority office or SUSI if this is ok with them.


How much is the Naughton Scholarship worth?

A Naughton Scholarship is currently worth €20,000 (€5,000 for each year of a four year undergraduate degree) or €15,000 for a three year degree.


When will winners be announced?

Scholarship Winners will be contacted by 15th September. Our full list of Scholarship Winners will be announced and emailed to all Applicants after this date.