Students from across the country were presented with scholarships totalling nearly €280,000 at the 2017 University of Limerick Scholarship Awards ceremony held on Monday, November 27.
This year, more than 110 scholarships were presented, including over 30 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.
Three students were awarded the inaugural BA Arts (LM002) Scholarships worth €1,000 each: Nicole Meagher, Rachel McLoughlin and Sinead Price. These students achieved the highest CAO points this year before embarking upon the BA Arts programme.
The Jean Monnet European Studies Entrance Bursary is another new scholarship award, kindly donated by Professor Edward Moxon-Browne. It was presented to student Tara Collins from Mallow, Co. Cork, who achieved the highest CAO points in her programme, Bachelor of Arts in European Studies.
The Elaine Fagan scholarship was 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. 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.
Congratulating the 2017 UL Scholars, Vice President Academic and Registrar, Dr Pat Phelan, who presented the scholarships, said:
“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”.