Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Sciences Scholarship

The Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Sciences Scholarship awards €2,500 to a 2nd year student of the BSc Bioscience in the School of Natural Sciences based on academic excellence.  The Scholarship is named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, a graduate of the University who had been working with Janssen Sciences in Cork for over 4 years and had just returned to Limerick with his family when he was tragically killed in a car crash in January 2016.

Commencing in 2017, the Scholarship programme will run for 5 years.

For more information, contact: Dr Jakki Cooney, Dept. of Biological Sciences (email: jakki.cooney@ul.ie)

Pictured at the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship launch were Niamh Thornton and 2 year old Sadhbh Thornton. (widow and daughter of Dr Roibeárd Thornton).
A special seat using rock from the family land of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, was commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul. It is positioned close to Plassey House overlooking a grass valley with the River Shannon in view. Picture: Alan Place
Pictured at the launch of the the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship were, Sarah Hartnett, UL Foundation; Scholarship recipient, Niamh Phelan; Dr. Jakki Cooney, Dept. Biological Sciences, UL; and Dr. Patrick Sheehy, Janssen.
Picture: Alan Place