Avolon continues support for BITE / Maureen Smithwick Academic Scholarship
Avolon contributed a further €10,000 to the Maureen Smithwick Academic Scholarship Bursary in September to provide funding towards their academic scholarship programme in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun. The scholarship is co-ordinated by the Ballymun Initiative for Third Level Education (BITE) and managed by a scholarship committee with representatives from Trinity Comprehensive School and the local Community & Voluntary Sector. Avolon’s continuing support will fund scholarships to students over a three-year programme.
The scholarship has had an amazing impact on the lives of the students and teachers in Trinity Comprehensive, where the work ethic and self-belief of an entire school has changed for the better. The scholarship does not receive any direct government funding and Avolon is the programme’s first corporate partner.