28 Jan 2022

GALLERY| Longford students awarded DCU scholarships

Three Longford students have each been presented with a €500 Academic Scholarship to study at DCU in recognition of their achieving more than 550 points in the Leaving Certificate.

These were: Orla Nevin, a former student of Margarita Fallon, Longford and currently a first-year student in Bachelor of Education, Olivia Mc Loughlin, a former student of Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford and currently a first-year student in Common Entry, Actuarial, Financial Maths and Leah Devlin, a former student of Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford and currently a first-year student in Bachelor of Education.

Over €70,000 worth of scholarships were presented to fresher students at DCU. Awardees were joined at a special presentation ceremony at the Helix by their parents and former school principals and teachers. Each student received a commemorative certificate and the school principal/ teachers were presented with a plaque to display in the school marking the significant achievement of their past pupil.

The DCU Academic Scholarship Awards were presented to 144 students from throughout Ireland on achieving more than 550 CAO points at Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

A scholarship of €500 is awarded to students who gain the required number of points, meet the specific entry requirements and register to study with any of DCU’s five faculties: Engineering & Computing; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science & Health; Institute of Education and DCU Business School.

To find out more about studying at DCU or the DCU Academic Scholarships, visit

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