Two students from Roscommon have been awarded an All-Ireland Scholarship, which will cover the full duration of their undergraduate studies.
2022 Leaving Certificate students Antón Byrne and Daniel Meeley were honoured at the All-Ireland Scholarships 2023 Award Ceremony on the 16th of September in University Concert Hall, University of Limerick.
In attendance at the ceremony were Guest of Honour and Limerick senior hurling team manager John Kiely, Minister for Further and Higher Education Niall Collins TD, and Deputy Secretary, Skills and Education Group, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland, Moira Doherty – as well as the family, friends and principals of the scholarship recipients.
The All-Ireland Scholarships were established in 2008 by JP McManus and this year marks its 15th anniversary. The third-level educational scholarship is awarded to 125 of the highest-achieving students per year, with a minimum of two students from each of the 32 counties. The recipients must meet a further set of criteria, including attending a non-fee-paying school and be in receipt of a third-level education maintenance grant from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) or be in receipt of an Education Maintenance Allowance in Northern Ireland. The scholarship offers full academic financial support for the duration of the students’ third-level studies.