Sports and Academic Scholarship Awards
Over 30 sport scholarships were awarded to students of the University of Limerick at an awards ceremony which took place last week. These individuals who show immense talent in the sports they undertake included Irish Women’s Rugby Captain, Niamh Briggs, Clare hurler and All Ireland 2013 medal winner Tony Kelly, and Shane O’Donoghue, who represented Ireland at the 2016 Olympics in hockey.
Conor Carmody was presented with the Paddy Dooley Rowing Scholarship valued at €2,500. This scholarship was established in memory of Paddy Dooley who captained the Irish Olympic eight, in the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Academic scholarships were also awarded to 40 students all of which are valued at €2000 each. This scholarship was established as part of UL’s 40th Anniversary celebrations. On an individual basis, a number of students were awarded subject based scholarships.
The Stryker Scholarship established in 1975, was awarded to Emily McCarthy, a student on the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree programme from Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick while the Elaine Fagan scholarship was awarded to BA in Journalism and New Media student Ronan Coughlan. This scholarship is sponsored by the Fagan family and is open to first-year undergraduate students from the Mid-West region who enter college through the DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) scheme.
Students of the BA Arts course were also presented with their scholarships valued at €1000 each. Three students were awarded for achieving the highest CAO points before entering the Arts programme.
To find out more about scholarships at UL please follow the relevant link below.