Inaugural Scholarship of Excellence - Celebrating 500+ Points CAO Students

AIT Celebrates its Inaugural Scholarship of Excellence Recipients at Awards Ceremony Recognising its 1st Year Students who Achieved 500+ points in Leaving Certificate

AIT celebrated the success of the inaugural recipients of its Scholarships of Excellence which were awarded to a select group of first-year students at a special ceremony on Wednesday 23rd November, in recognition of the high points they achieved in their leaving certificate examinations.

In October this year, AIT were awarded the coveted prize of the “Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year – Runner Up 2017”, an achievement which AIT are very proud of and the Scholarships of Excellence were inaugurated to celebrate its students achieving 500 points or more in their leaving certificate examinations. Professor Ciarán Ó’Catháin said “These scholarships are a great way for us to congratulate our students on their academic endeavour and show that we are supporting them in their academic journey here in the institute.”

Speaking at the ceremony AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó’Catháin said “I am delighted and proud to present these inaugural scholarships to our six recipients in recognition of their hard work and outstanding academic achievements in their leaving certificate results. It is also an opportunity to recognise and give credit to their parents, teachers, principals and guidance counsellors who all played an important role in nurturing and assisting these students in their achievements.”

President Ó’Catháin added that AIT is a growing, internationally diverse community with global reach that continues to expand. We stand at the forefront of innovation, teaching and student welfare and we are proud that each of these students have chosen to start their third level education journey with us.

This year’s Scholarship of Excellence recipients were awarded to students from 6 individual schools throughout Ireland. The winners represented Killina Secondary School in Rahan, Tullamore Co Offaly, Colaiste Mhuire, Ballygar, Co Galway, Moate Community School, Moate, Co Westmeath, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath, St Marys Secondary School, Edenderry, Co Offaly and St Rynagh’s Community College now known as Banagher College, Banagher, CO Offaly

The list of the 2016 recipients are:

Nicole Mooney - 530

BA (Hons) in Accounting

Killina Secondary School, Rahan,

Tullamore, Co Offaly

Dayna Mc Callion - 510

BA Business (Hons) in Law

Colaiste Mhuire, Ballygar, Co Galway

Gavin Murray - 505

BA (Hons) in Accounting

Moate Community School, Moate,

Co Westmeath

Shannon Lawless-Molyneux - 505

BSc in Veterinary Nursing

St Joseph’s Secondary School,

Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath

Maria Foran - 505

BSc in Health Science and Nutrition

St Mary’s Secondary School,

Edenderry, Co Offaly

Eva Camon - 500

BSc (Hons) in General Nursing

St Rynagh’s Community College

(now Banagher College,

Banagher, Co Offaly)

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