Two Waterford Students Among WIT President Scholarships

The 2017 recipients of the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) President’s Scholarship programme were recognised at a ceremony recently.
Two of the five are from Waterford – first year Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) student Seán Walsh, from Hennessey’s Road, a past pupil of Mount Sion CBS, Waterford City, and from St Killian’s Place, Ferrybank a first year student on the Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) Dominika Kuzniar, a past pupil of Presentation Secondary School, Waterford.

Pictured from left: Sean Walsh (Bachelor of Business, Hons, WIT) pictured with Professor Willie Donnelly (President, WIT).

Pictured from left: Sean Walsh (Bachelor of Business, Hons, WIT) pictured with Professor Willie Donnelly (President, WIT).


The scholarship scheme, which had its first cohort in 2016, encourages and rewards young people who show a capacity to shape a better society.
Each year five exceptional undergraduate students are awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000. Each President’s Scholar receives an annual bursary of €2,000 per year of study along with €500 per semester.

The President’s Scholarship programme had sought applications from individuals who with attributes such as being creative, innovators, leaders, or people who make significant contributions to community.
Addressing the scholarship recipients, WIT President, Professor Willie Donnelly said: “WIT recognises the unique qualities of all its students and is committed to ensure their academic potential is reached. Education goes beyond the CAO points system. The President’s Scholarship reiterates WIT’s commitment to our students as individual participants and the uniqueness of all students through the promotion of remarkable people who have made a major contribution to their communities. The scholars are ambassadors for their generation and role models for the institute student community and second level students.”

From Left: Ruth Gallen (Deputy Principal, Presentation Convent Waterford), Dominika Kuzniar (BA Hons Architecture) and Declan Murphy (Guidance Counsellor, Presentation Convent).

From Left: Ruth Gallen (Deputy Principal, Presentation Convent Waterford), Dominika Kuzniar (BA Hons Architecture) and Declan Murphy (Guidance Counsellor, Presentation Convent).


In attendance at the event were Heads of Schools at WIT, course leaders, families, and representatives from the students’ former schools.
President’s Scholars will also be part of the Student Ambassador programme for the duration of their studies, representing the college and the Academic School in which they study.
For more details see www.wit.ie/CAOscholarship.

The 2017 President’s Scholars are:
* Dominika Kuzniar, a past pupil of Presentation Secondary School, Waterford, a student on the Bachelor of Architecture (Hons).
* Seán Walsh, a past pupil of Mount Sion CBS, Waterford, is a Bachelor of Business (Hons) student.
* James Conway, a past pupil of CBS Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, a BSc (Hons) Agricultural Science student.
* Louise McGrath, a past pupil of John The Baptist, Hospital, Co Limerick a student on the BA (Hons) Culinary Arts degree in WIT’s School of Humanities and
* Lauren English Adams, a past pupil of FCJ, Bunclody, Co Wexford is a student on the BA (Hons) Health Promotion student

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