A student from Buncrana has been awarded a specialist award from Trinity College in Dublin.
Adam McGlinchey, a former pupil of Crana College, was one of just six winners of the prestigious William Vincent Award.
Adam, now aged 20, is currently studying Human Genetics at the Dublin college.
Normally the award would entitle Adam to travel to America to be placed in a laboratory there to continue his studies and to work in the field.
However, as a result of Covid, Adam will have to continue his studies at home but will be funded.
Adam was previously awarded one of only 10 Ernest Walton STEM Bursaries in 2018.
As part of the Department of Education’s Third Level Bursary Scheme 2018, 10 bursaries were awarded nationally to students from DEIS schools who pursue courses at third level in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
Principal of Crana College Kevin Cooley said at the time “Adam was one of our hardest working students who sat the Leaving Cert in June. Success in the Leaving Cert is a huge test of a student’s character and academic ability but it requires family support too. I am delighted for Adam and his parents, Shaun and Julie.”