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WIT President’s Scholarship closing date extended

WIT President’s Scholarship closing date extended for WIT CAO applicantsWIT

  • People can apply for the scholarship (which has a closing date of 1 April) worth €3,000 a year, if they have applied to the CAO and have chosen a WIT course
  • Scholarship is a statement of WIT’s commitment to ensuring that recipients educational experience at WIT is not defined by their CAO points but rather about enabling each student to reach their academic goal.

CAO applicants intending to apply for one of Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) President’s Scholarships worth up to €12,000 should check they have added their desired WIT course to their CAO list by 5.15pm on 1 March.

There will be one scholarship available in each of the five disciplines: Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science & Computing.

The CAO Change of Course Choices facility is available to all applicants for a fee of ten euro up to 1 March at 5:15 pm.

The CAO late application facility will open on 5 March at noon for a fee of €60 for online applications.

The WIT President’s scholarship programme which encourages and rewards inspiring young people who demonstrate a capacity to shape a better society is taking applications until 5.15pm on 1 April 2019.

Commenting on the deadline extension, WIT President, Prof Willie Donnelly said: “This is our fourth year offering the President’s Scholarship. It was established as a statement of the Institute’s commitment to recognising students’ contribution to their environment and community. We see it as a statement of our commitment to ensuring that their educational experience at WIT is not defined by their CAO points but rather about enabling each student to reach their academic goal. The breadth of initiative shown by scholarship students has been across community, volunteering, innovation and creative spheres. This year we are looking forward to contributing to the educational journeys of five more promising leaders.”

Previous scholarship recipients hail from across Waterford, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Wexford counties. The 2018 recipients, from Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford will be revealed in a ceremony on 12 March at WIT.

The programme will see five exceptional students being awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000 each.

Each President’s Scholar will receive a bursary of €2,000 per year of study (to be paid in instalments) along with €500 per semester for student services.

President’s Scholars will have advanced entry to their selected course (Round Zero in early August) and will also be part of the Student Ambassador programme for the duration of their studies, representing the Institute and the academic school in which they study.

The application process has four stages. People cannot apply for the scholarship unless they have applied to the CAO and have chosen a WIT course.

People can make a CAO application by Thursday, 1 February 2019 (5.15pm), choosing the WIT course preference and apply for the WIT President’s Scholarship before Thursday, 1 March 2019 (5.15pm) using the online form on www.wit.ie/caoscholarship. People who wish to change CAO course preference, can use the CAO’s online facility to amend course choices up until 1 March 2019 at 5.15pm.

For those who did not apply to the CAO before 1 February, the CAO late application facility will open on 5 March at noon for a fee of €60 for online applications.

Full details are at www.wit.ie/caoscholarship.

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