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WIT President’s Scholarship seeking exceptional applicants in exceptional times

WIT Presidents Scholarship AwardsWaterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has launched its 2021/2022 President’s Scholarship Programme for CAO applicants and is seeking exceptional applicants for the exceptional times we are in.

The €3,000-a-year scholarship encourages and rewards young people who show a capacity to shape a better society and each year up to five exceptional undergraduate students are awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000 per person.

In what will be the sixth year of the scholarship programme aimed at CAO applicants, WIT President, Prof Willie Donnelly is calling on family, friends, communities, sporting clubs, people in the arts and volunteering organisations to encourage inspiring people who hope to start college in September 2021 to put themselves forward for the scholarship.

Among the 23 President’s Scholarship recipients to date:

  • Nine are from Waterford
  • Five are from Co Wexford
  • Two are from Co Kilkenny
  • Three are from Co Tipperary
  • Limerick, Cork and Dublin account for four recipients

WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly said: “2021 will be the institute’s sixth year offering the President’s Scholarship. Among the WIT graduates of 2020 are the first cohort of President’s Scholarship students who started their studies at WIT in September 2016. These are exceptional individuals whom we are proud to call students of WIT. Since 2016, the breadth of initiative shown by scholarship students has been across community, volunteering, innovation and creative spheres. We welcome applications from CAO applicants to WIT who may be creative, are innovators, are leaders, or people who make significant contributions to community. The pandemic will have impacted many people’s lives and we would like for college applicants who have made a difference to be given the support and encouragement to apply.”

For more details see www.wit.ie/CAOscholarship


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