Waterford Institute of Technology President’s Scholarship

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Waterford Institute of Technology President’s Scholarship: The Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) President’s Scholarship programme encourages and rewards inspiring people who demonstrate a capacity to shape a better society.

WIT believe that there are many different types of people who make our world a better place – it’s not always about achieving the highest marks. We recognise that people excel in life and contribute to society in many different ways. Some are creative, some are innovators, others are great leaders and more make significant contributions to our community.

WIT want to support five individuals who already demonstrate the ability to make Irish society a better place, and allow them to further their potential.

In WIT’s search for this year’s President’s Scholars WIT welcome applications from prospective students who are inspiring in their actions and behaviours.

The programme will see five exceptional students being awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000 each. There will be one scholarship available in each of the five disciplines:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science & Computing

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

Criteria for assessing applications

WIT’s President’s Scholars will be individuals of outstanding ability who have demonstrated his/her leadership through any of the following areas:

  • Creating new ideas in science and technology (e.g. young scientist), business (i.e. young entrepreneurs programme) or social innovation (i.e. Gaisce awards)
  • Making a difference in a community, academic, social or cultural activity
  • Showing an extraordinary capacity for academic or scholastic endeavour
  • Showing extraordinary service in support of social change (i.e. volunteering on social project)
  • Providing inspiration or being a role model for peers

President Scholarship duties

As a President’s Scholar, you will be expected to represent WIT in the following ways:

  • Event support: Each President’s Scholar will support the WIT Marketing & Outreach team at major events in WIT and external exhibitions like Higher Options, IGC Careers & Courses Fair (Kilkenny). Scholars may be asked to attend a school visit to their school with a member of the Marketing & Outreach team.
  • PR and web content: President’s Scholars must write one written or video story per semester (two per academic year) using a template and training by the Marketing team. These articles may be distributed to media, be posted on WIT’s website and social media channels.
  • Social Media: The President’s Scholar is required to promote WIT through their social media channels.
  • The Marketing & Communications team will support the scholarships in all of the above activities

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