Four Kerry students have been awarded an Entrance Scholarship from Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in recognition of their impressive Leaving Cert results.
Claire Stagg and Darragh Doolan from Killarney as well as Joseph Linehan and Conor Brick from Tralee were among 47 first year MIC students to be celebrated by the College. Claire, who attended St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School in Killarney, is studying on MIC’s Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) after receiving 625 leaving certificate points. Darragh attended St Brendan’s College, Killarney and received the maximum 625 points. He is now studying on MIC’s BA in Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge programme at the College’s Thurles campus. Joseph, from Fenit, studied at CBS the Green, Tralee and is now undertaking the BA in Liberal Arts after securing 541 points. Conor, who received 613 points after attending Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Tralee, is studying the Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) programme at MIC.The awardees, who are studying across MIC’s programmes in Liberal Arts, Early Childhood Care & Education and Primary and Post-Primary Teaching, hail from every corner of Ireland. The scholarships, which are valued at €2,000 each, are generally officially presented to recipients at a special on-campus event but this was not possible this year due to COVID-19.
According to MIC’s Student Recruitment Officer, Dr Patrick Cosgrove: “Every student who progresses immediately from second-level study is eligible for the scholarships, which are shared among all our undergraduate programmes across both campuses. We were very impressed with the calibre of candidates this year and we saw 15 students exceeding 600 points, 11 of whom achieved the maximum 625 points.
“Incoming students are also eligible to apply for our popular Elite Sports Scholarships and the CAO Concession scheme. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to hold on-campus Open Days at present due to COVID-19 but those who are considering studying at MIC can find out everything you need to know about our 13 undergraduate programmes, including our newly launched Bachelor of Science in Psychology, at”