THE BRIGHTEST and best secondary school students have been awarded scholarships to the University of Limerick, worth €2,000.
UL this week presented over 80 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students to mark the occasion of its 40th anniversary this year. The €2,000 entrance scholarships were presented to students who began their undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UL in the autumn semester for the Academic Year 2012/13.
Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president academic and registrar of UL, said these scholarships celebrate 40 years of academic endeavour in UL.
“The UL40 scholarships are an ideal way to recognise UL’s academic achievements over the past 40 years since it first began by helping 40 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate students to begin and further their academic lives,” said professor McCutcheon.
The scholarships were awarded to incoming students based on their performance in the Leaving Certificate determined by their CAO points. All CAO applicants were automatically included in the selection process provided they had not already received another bursary or scholarship from UL.
The scholarships were on offer across all disciplines, including scholarships for each faculty of Science and Engineering, Kemmy Business School, Education and Health Sciences, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Scholarships were also awarded to students studying at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance as well as those studying UL’s Inter-faculty programmes such as BA Law and Accounting.