From September 2019 Carlow College, St Patrick’s will have a number of scholarships available to both new and current students across all programmes with a total value of €12,500 per year.
The scholarship will include:
- An Academic Achievement Entrance Scholarship
- A Mature Student Entrance Scholarship
- A Progression Scholarship
At Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, our philosophy places our students at the centre of everything we do. Our class sizes are small and inclusive, ensuring that students are known by name to their lecturers allowing them to receive the attention and support needed to excel during their time with us. In developing these scholarships, we are extending that support of our students while recognising their academic achievements.
Academic Achievement Entrance Scholarship
Incoming students will be awarded an Academic Achievement Entrance Scholarship by gaining the highest CAO points through their Leaving Certificate examination. This scholarship will be awarded to the highest point earner on each undergraduate programme, with an award amount of €500 per student. In addition to the monetary award the students, along with their families and Principles and Guidance Counsellors, will be invited to an awards ceremony where the former Principal will receive a plaque for the school marking this significant achievement.
Mature Student Entrance Scholarship
Incoming mature students will be awarded a Mature Student Entrance Scholarship by submitting a short essay outlining why they feel they should be considered for a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to one successful applicant on each undergraduate programme, with an award amount of €500 per student. In addition to the monetary award the students, along with their families and former FET-QQI Principles and Guidance Counsellors (where applicable), will be invited to an awards ceremony where the former FET-QQI Principal will receive a plaque for the institution marking this significant achievement.
From September 2020, upon completion of stages 1-3, the student who gains the highest grade point average (GPA) in each undergraduate academic programme will be awarded a Progression Scholarship. The amount awarded for each scholarship will be €500. In addition to the monetary award, the students and their families will be invited to the annual awards ceremony.
An annual Scholarship Award Ceremony will be held in March of to mark the achievements of each scholarship student.