A WIT scholarship programme, worth €3,000 per year to prospective students, is now taking applications.
The President’s Scholarship programme is to run again for CAO 2018 applicants, and will see five exceptional people awarded grants with a total value of €12,000.
Rather than a focus on high points the scholarship scheme encourages and rewards inspiring people who show a capacity to shape a better society.
The closing date for President’s Scholarship applications is Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 5.15pm.
WIT President Willie Donnelly explains who they are looking for. “What we believe is that there are very many different types of people who make a contribution to society. It’s really to encourage and reward inspiring young people. It’s an open competition where we ask students to talk about themselves, to talk about what their motivations are, their achievements and what contribution they have made to their community”.
Professor Donnelly says that the scholarship brings additional benefits: “The advantage of the scholarship is that people who get the scholarship get automatic entry into the course that they wish they do, so they don’t have to wait to see how many CAO points they get.”
Prospective applicants will find all the details on http://www.wit.ie/caoscholarship