Local students scoop IT Carlow scholarships

Local students scoop IT Carlow scholarships

Fourteen Kilkenny students were among those awarded academic and sports scholarships by IT Carlow this week.

At a ceremony at IT Carlow’s Barrow Centre, the Institute awarded a total of 44 academic scholarships and 81 gold and elite sports scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year. They were awarded to students who have distinguished themselves, both academically and through their exceptional sporting ability.

Six Kilkenny students received sports scholarships. They are: Chris Bolger (hurling); Kevin Kelly (hurling); Katie Nolan (camogie); Aiden Patrick McDonald (rugby); Dean Broaders (men’s soccer) and Martin Mulhall (rugby).

The scholarships will provide financial and academic support, mentoring, injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning support, high performance coaching and access to the IT Carlow’s renowned sports facilities. The total number of sports scholarships offered to students has more than doubled since the programme was introduced in 1999.

Eight Kilkenny students were among those awarded academic scholarships by IT Carlow. They are: Miriam Wemyss, who attended Scoil Aireagail in Ballyhale, and who is now undertaking a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management; Michael Maher, from Lisdowney, who attended Heywood Community College in Ballinakill, and who is studying for a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aero Engineering; Eoin Costigan, who went to Colaiste Eamonn Ris, Callan and is undertaking a Bachelor of Science in TV & Media Production; Bill Trait, who attended Castlecomer CS and is completing a Bachelor of Science in Software Development; Elaine Savva, who attended Presentation Secondary School and is pursuing a Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmacy Technician Studies; Aoife Brassil, who went to Presentation Secondary School, Loughboy and who will study for a Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science; Sean Hennessy, from Muckalee, who attended Castlecomer CS and is now studying for a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biosciences with Bioforensics or Biopharmaceuticals; Darragh Griffin, from Thomastown, who went to St Kieran’s College and is now studying for a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Liam Dinkelmann, who attended Kilkenny College, and is now undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aer Engineering.

“Today’s ceremony recognises excellence,” said President of IT Carlow Patricia Mulcahy.

“Our academic scholarships recognise the significant achievement of our first year students who excelled in the Leaving Certificate and who are now undertaking degree programme across our various faculties.