A LARGE number of students have received academic scholarships to UL, with the university handing out 110 awards worth nearly €280,000 this week.
Some 20 students from the city and county were among those presented with scholarships at the 2017 University of Limerick Scholarship Awards ceremony on Monday, while further 10 received sports scholarships.
Irish Women’s Rugby Captain, Niamh Briggs, a garda stationed at Roxboro Road, was a recipient of one three Gold UL Sports Scholarships handed out.
Other local recipients included Gearoid Hegarty, Jenna Bromell and Tiernan O’Donnell among the sports scholarships, while Emily McCarthy, a student on the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree programme from Abbeyfeale, was presented with the Stryker Scholarship, valued at €10,160.
The Edith and Leslie Downer Scholarship, with a value of €1,000 and endowed by President Emeritus Roger Downer in memory of his mother and father, was presented to Bachelor of Science Nursing (General) student Nina Proskurnya from Clareview.
Bachelor of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing student Conor Carmody of Rhebogue was presented with the Paddy Dooley Rowing Scholarship, while award winners in the annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition were also presented with scholarships. The Elaine Fagan scholarship was also awarded to BA in Journalism and New Media student Ronan Coughlan from Newport, Tipperary. The scholarship is sponsored by the Fagan family in memory of their daughter Elaine who died at the age of 25 but whose life inspired and touched those who knew and loved her.
“Through this scholarship programme, UL is delighted to recognise these 110 outstanding students. UL is proud to acknowledge and support each of them as they continue to excel in sport and academia,” said Vice President Academic and Registrar, Dr Pat Phelan, who presented the scholarships.