Two high-achieving Donegal students have received DCU Scholars Awards for their academic achievements in this year’s Leaving Certificate exams.
Over 120 students received awards yesterday for achieving more than 600 points in the Leaving Certificate exams or two A grades and one B in the A-levels.
Among them was Siubhán O’Donnell, a former student of Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny who is undertaking a BSc in Nursing (Children’s and General Integrated).
Adrienne Gallen, who studied at St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, is now studying for a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics.
Recipients hail from 23 counties on the island of Ireland and represent the university’s five faculties: the DCU Business School, the Institute of Education, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science & Health and the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.
DCU President Prof Dáire Keogh said: “This group of scholars, from right across the island of Ireland, represents the extraordinary talent of our young people. They are a credit to their former schools and should be very proud of their achievements.
“We look forward to the future success of these talented students and we commit to supporting their personal and academic development throughout their time at the University.”