Local students win DCU scholarships

Local students win DCU scholarships

Eight Louth students have been presented with a €1000 Academic Scholarship to study at Dublin City University.

The scholarships were awarded to the following students in recognition of them achieving 550 points or more in the Leaving Certificate.

Ronan Bailey from Knockbridge; Mary McCabe and Aine Lawless from Dundalk; and Aaron Lalor Fitzpatrick from Blackrock were all recognised for their academic excellence.

Ronan, formerly of De La Salle Dundalk is a Business Studies student in DCU; Mary is studying Accounting and Finance and is a former pupil of St.Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk. Aine Lawless, also a past pupil of St.Vincent’s is taking a BSc in Multimedia; while Aaron Lalor Fitzpatrick, a former pupil of De La Salle College, Dundalk is studying for a BSc in Applied Physics.

Over €100,000 worth of scholarships were presented to fresher students at DCU. Awardees were joined at a special presentation ceremony at the Helix by their parents and former school principals on Monday night, February 15th.

Each student received a commemorative certificate and the school principals were presented with a plaque to display in the school marking the significant achievement of their past pupil.

The DCU Academic Scholarship Awards were presented to students from throughout Ireland on achieving 550 CAO points or more at Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

A scholarship of €1000 is awarded to students who gain the required number of points, meet the specific entry requirements and register to study with any of DCU’s five faculties:

Engineering & Computing; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science & Health; DCU Business School and DCU Institute of Education.