New €12,000 WIT scholarship launched

Students from Waterford at WIT’s CAO Information Evening on Tuesday, April 5th were the first to hear in detail about a brand new WIT President’s Scholarship Programme.
For September 2016, WIT is offering an exciting new scholarship scheme which encourages and rewards young people who show a capacity to shape a better society.
The new programme will see five exceptional young students being awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000. Each President’s Scholar will receive a bursary of €2,000 per year of study along with €500 per semester on each student’s WITCard (college smart card).
“Our new scholarship programme celebrates the person. Life is more than just points. Our new scholarship is celebrating people as individuals,” said WIT President, Professor Willie Donnelly.
“At WIT, we believe that many types of people shape our world. Some are creative, some are innovators, others are great leaders and more make significant contributions to community, and in our search for this year’s President’s Scholars, we are looking for students with all or some of these skills. In essence, we are looking for remarkable people who demonstrate the ability to make Irish society a better place.”
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.

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