DCU presents more than €90k in Academic Scholarships

Almost €100 000 worth of scholarships have been presented to fresher students at Dublin City University in recognition of their achievements at Leaving Certificate. The DCU Academic Scholarship Awards have been presented to 92 students from throughout Ireland on achieving more than 500 CAO points 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 four faculties, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science & Health and DCU Business School.

President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith congratulated all the recipients,

"Tonight we celebrate success. We celebrate commitment and hard work. Tonight these Awards acknowledge excellence. In particular, the awards recognise the significant achievement of our first year students who excelled in the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent, exam. I am delighted to say that, this evening, we are recognising 92 students who can boast of this achievement, bright students who are now undertaking programmes of study across all 4 of DCU's Faculties."

Awardees were joined at a special presentation ceremony at the Helix by their parents and former school principals. 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 points requirement for students who wish to study a course in the following faculties is as follows:

Faculty of Engineering and Computing:
Students gaining 500+ CAO points will be awarded €1000

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Students gaining 550+ CAO points will be awarded €1000

Faculty of Science and Health:
Students gaining 550+ CAO points will be awarded €1000

Dublin City University Business School:
Students gaining 550+ CAO points will be awarded €1000

To find out more about studying at DCU or the DCU Academic Scholarships, visit http://www4.dcu.ie/prospective/scholarships.shtml.

 

20th February, 2013
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