Ceara Pearson receives the AIT Scholarship of Excellence at Awards Ceremony

AIT celebrated one of their 1st year students, Ceara Pearson who was awarded the Scholarship of Excellence 2016/17 at a ceremony in the Institute this week. The Scholarship was awarded in recognition of the high points she achieved in her leaving certificate examinations. Ceara is presently on the BA (Hon) Annimation & Illustration Degree programme in the Institute and sat her leaving certificate in St Nathy’s College in Ballaghaderreen Co Roscommon.

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 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

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.

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From L-R - Dr Don Faller Dean Faculty of Science & Health, Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin President of AIT, Ceara Pearson, Brenda Pearson, Dr Niall Seery Registrar and Oliver Hegarty Head of Department of Social Studies & Design

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