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WIT President's Scholarship Programme Open for Application

Posted on February 14, 2019
Students must have applied to the CAO and have chosen a WIT course to avail of the scholarship which is worth €3,000 a year. 

The WIT President's scholarship programme which encourages and rewards inspiring young people who demonstrate a capacity to shape a better society is taking applications until 5.15pm on 1 March 2019.

The scholarship programme is now open for the fourth year running and will support five individuals who already demonstrate the ability to make Irish society a better place, and allow them to further their potential.

Previous scholarship recipients hail from across Waterford, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Wexford counties.

Five scholarships

The programme will see five exceptional students being awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000 each. In the search for this year’s President’s Scholars, WIT welcomes applications from prospective students who are inspiring in their actions and behaviours.

There will be one scholarship available in each of the five disciplines: Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science & Computing. 

Each President’s Scholar will receive a bursary of €2,000 per year of study (to be paid in instalments) along with €500 per semester for student services.  

President’s Scholars will have advanced entry to their selected course (Round Zero in early August) and will also be part of the Student Ambassador programme for the duration of their studies, representing the Institute and the academic school in which you study. 

Application process 

The application process has four stages. People cannot apply for the scholarship unless they have applied to the CAO and have chosen a WIT course. 

People can make a CAO application by Thursday, 1 February 2019 (5.15pm), choosing the WIT course preference and apply for the WIT President's Scholarship before Thursday, 1 March 2019 (5.15pm) using the online form on www.wit.ie/caoscholarship. People who wish to change CAO course preference, can use the CAO's online facility to amend course choices up until 1 March 2019 at 5.15pm. 

Full details are available here

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