BT Ireland is providing €50,000 in grants to facilitate secondary school students interested in entering the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011.
This €50,000 grant is the BT Travel and Accommodation Grant Scheme – now in its sixth year – and enables more students to take part on the competition by providing grants of €100 per individual entry, €200 for a group entry and up to a maximum of €1,000 per school for those with financial constraints.
This latest grant follows €200,000 in total of grants allocated by BT since 2006 and is available to schools located 70 kilometres or more from the RDS.
"We understand the continued financial pressure schools and parents may be under, and this grant scheme helps enable schools, from every county on the island of Ireland, to take part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition," said Graham Sutherland, CEO, BT.
"BT continually looks at ways to grow and develop the exhibition so we can continue to encourage our young people in the direction of science, engineering, technology and mathematics subjects,’ he added.
"This grant allows for higher participation in this unique event and therefore creates a greater platform for pioneering design and innovation to be developed and showcased."
This year the theme of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be innovation and sustainability.