Students from across Ireland were presented with awards totalling more than €300,000 at the 2016 University of Limerick Scholarship Awards ceremony held on Monday November 28.
This year, 95 scholarships were presented, including the inaugural UL Sports Scholarships.
Forty students were awarded UL40 Scholarships, introduced in 2012 to mark UL’s 40th anniversary and valued at €2,000 each. A further 10 students received the UL40 Mature Scholarships. Five Women in Engineering bursaries, each of €500, were presented to female students enrolled on Bachelor of Engineering programmes.
First year Applied Languages student Cathal Moriarty (pictured above), was awarded the Elaine Fagan Scholarship 2016. The Elaine Fagan scholarship is sponsored by the Fagan family in memory of their daughter Elaine who died at the age of 25. Elaine’s life inspired and touched those who knew and loved her. The scholarship is open to first year undergraduate students from the Mid-West region who enter college through the DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) process. Cathal, a true gentleman, remarkable young man, with a commitment to social justice and a genuine vocation for volunteering and helping others, is studying Irish, Japanese and Spanish, and hopes to become a language teacher when he finishes his studies.
Professor Paul McCutcheon, Vice President Academic and Registrar, at UL presented the awards. Congratulating the 2016 UL Scholars, Professor McCutcheon said:
“In awarding these scholarships the University of Limerick recognises excellence in academic and sporting endeavour of its students and supports their achievements.”