Latest Laois Event: High-achieving Laois student receives DCU Scholars Award

Latest Laois Event: High-achieving Laois student receives DCU Scholars Award

Former Scoil Chriost Ri student Tamanna Dilruba; now enrolled on BSc in Psychology course, received DCU Scholars Award

Dublin City University has recognised more than 120 undergraduate students for their academic achievement in this year’s Leaving Certificate and A-level exams, at the DCU Scholars Awards in The Helix, Glasnevin Campus on Wednesday 29 November.

The students were recognised for achieving more than 600 points in the Leaving Certificate exams, or two A grades and one B in the A-levels. Recipients hail from 23 counties on the island of Ireland and represent the university’s five faculties: the DCU Business School, the Institute of Education, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science & Health and the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. 

Seven students were also awarded DCU scholarships. Matthew Larney (Scoil Chaitríona, Glas Naíon) received the Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge scholarship. Six Northern Irish students were also awarded the McAleese Scholarship. The scholarship includes a cash award and allows successful applicants to gain one of up to five reserved places across a number of DCU undergraduate courses. Róisín Dowdall (St. Paul’s High School, Newry), Sarah Fitzpatrick (Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry), Oran Harris (St. Paul’s High School, Newry), David Kehoe (Abbey CBS Grammar School, Newry), Aoife Loughrey (Dominican College, Portstewart) and Meabh O’Hare (Aquinas Diocesan Grammar, Belfast) were this year’s recipients.

Tamanna Dilruba, BSc in Psychology, Scoil Chriost Ri, Laois with Principal Helen O’Donnell, Professor Dáire Keogh (DCU President, far left) and Professor Michelle Butler (Executive Dean of DCU Faculty of Science & Health, far right).Pic: Kyran O’Brien/DCU  

DCU President Prof Dáire Keogh said

“This group of scholars, from right across the island of Ireland, represents the extraordinary talent of our young people. They are a credit to their former schools and should be very proud of their achievements.

“We look forward to the future success of these talented students and we commit to supporting their personal and academic development throughout their time at the University.”