Fourmilehouse native Dylan Cronin has received a scholarship worth €2,500 which rewards academic excellence and supports young achievers who wish to develop careers in an agri-related profession.
Aurivo, the globally-focused agribusiness, has awarded one of two places on its ‘Gaffney & Mulleady Agriculture, Food & Nutrition’ scholarship programme to Cronin.
Dylan studied at Scoil Mhuire in Strokestown before embarking on a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science at UCD last month.
He has a keen interest in animal husbandry and nutrition as well as profitable and sustainable beef production and hopes to learn more about these areas through the course.
Now in its third year, Aurivo established and sponsors the programme in memory of Sean Mulleady (Drumlish) and Paddy Gaffney (Longford) who died tragically in 2013.
The competition is open to students from Aurivo’s catchment area who undertake a level 7 or level 8 third level degree course in agriculture, food or nutrition.