Tom Ashe Education Bursary
At the official reception for First Year students into Maynooth Post Primary School for 2011 Tom and Statia Ashe inaugurated the "Tom Ashe Education Bursary" in order to mark the 40 year celebrations of the foundation of the school in 1971.
The purpose of this Bursary is to assist students of Maynooth Post Primary School who qualify and are accepted for a third level course of their choice. Tom and Statia have contributed €10,000 initially and in order to ensure the continuity of the fund they will also contribute a further €4,000 annually for as long as Tom Ashe lives. The student selected will receive a €4,000 one-off payment to help defray the costs of third level education. A committee of the Principal, two Deputy Principals, Career Counsellor, Year Head and one representative nominated by the sponsors will select the student deemed most worthy every year.
The recipient of the inaugural award was Megan Marshal and she has been accepted for a degree course in Radiotherapy in Trinity College.
He also invited all past pupils and past parents who feel the school may have made a significant contribution to their education and/or career to make a contribution to this fund in order that in future years the fund may grow so that instead of one award there may be two, three or even more whatever the fund permits, the possibilities are limitless. If just a 100 past students or parents from all our students over the past 40 years made an annual contribution of €100 it would amount to €10,000! If anybody wishes to make a contribution the following are the Bank details:
Tom Ashe Education Bursary Account, Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Maynooth
Sort code 90-15-03. Account No 86194191