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St. Patrick’s College Launches New Scholarships for 2010

This week St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co.Tipperary launched details of two new entrance scholarships aimed at recognising academic excellence.

These awards are based on academic achievement in the leaving certificate and will be awarded to incoming first year undergraduate students in both the BA in Education, Business Studies and Religious Studies and the BA in Education, Irish and Religious Studies.

The student with the highest entrance points in each programme will receive an entrance scholarship valued at €500.

Fr. Tom Fogarty, President of St. Patrick’s College stated:

St Patrick's College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

“Our entrance scholarship program recognises the hard work and exceptional achievement of secondary school students, and by making these awards available, we aim to assist students in financing their continued education.”

These new entrance scholarships, compliment the St. Patrick’s College GAA scholarship announced earlier this year.

Dr. Rebecca Purcell, Head of Business in St. Patrick’s College stated :

“As our numbers continue to grow, it is important that we recognize high levels of achievement, in both the academic and sporting arenas, and reward those who have excelled in different facets of their life, prior to studying at St. Patricks”.

In 2009 St. Patrick’s College, welcomed over 80 first year students, a record number since the college’s official opening by President Mary McAleese in 2007. The St. Patrick’s College, Thurles entrance scholarships are supported by Archbishop Clifford and the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.

Archbishop Clifford will present both scholarships at a special awards evening in September 2010 at St. Patrick’s College.

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