Joe Schmidt answers JP’s scholarships call

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 WhatsApp Linkedin Emailcenter_img Pictured at University of Limerick for the The 2019 All Ireland Scholarships awards ceremony were scholarship recipients, Maeve Quirke, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick and Diego Brule, Galway with Guest of Honour Joe Schmidt. Photo by Alan Place.OUTGOING Ireland rugby head coach Joe Schmidt answered the call to help inspire the next generation achieve their career goals at the JP McManus All-Ireland Scholarships Awards last Saturday,The serene setting of the University of Limerick’s riverside campus was the perfect location for the former English teacher, turned international rugby coach, to encourage a new team of aspiring winners to realise their potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Schmidt, who became an Irish citizen four years ago, told the 125 scholarship recipients at UL that “education is a hugely important part of every young person’s development in life”.“It’s fantastic to be able to be here today to recognise first-hand the outstanding achievements of each and every student present. I encourage them all to keep working hard and to make the most of their opportunities,” he added.Each recipient receives full academic financial support for the duration of their third level studies.Schmidt joined an illustrious list of guest speakers such as Irish Presidents Michael D. Higgins and Mary McAleese; US President Bill Clinton; as well as other great sporting heroes, including jockey AP McCoy, rugby icon Paul O’Connell, Limerick hurling manager John Kiely and Irish soccer legend Martin O’Neill.The 125 recipients were selected from a minimum of two highest-achieving students from each of the 32 counties, including seven winning scholars scoring the maximum 625 Leaving Cert points.The most popular area of study among the scholarship recipients is medicine, closely followed by engineering and science.Ten years ago Kieran Dalton was a recipient of an All Ireland Scholarship.Since then, he has qualified as a pharmacist and was involved in making interventions to optimise medication regimens and ensure patient safety in hospitals.Having recently also completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), he has been working full time as a lecturer in clinical practice in the UCC School of Pharmacy and is working on a number of collaborative projects in clinical research.Established in 2008 and sponsored by JP McManus, the third level educational scholarship is awarded to a minimum of two highest-achieving students from each of the 32 counties. They must meet a further set of criteria, including attending a non-fee-paying school and being exempt from the Leaving Certificate fee.This year, seven All Ireland Scholarship recipients scored the maximum 625 Leaving Cert points.Each scholarship is valued at €6,750 per annum in the Republic or £5,500 in the Six Counties.The programme is administered by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department for the Economy with support from the Department of Education, Northern Ireland.To date, 1,496 students have been awarded an All Ireland Scholarship and 905 have graduated from university. TAGSCommunityeducationIrelandLimerick City and CountyNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsCommunityEducationJoe Schmidt answers JP’s scholarships callBy David Raleigh – November 25, 2019 1713 Previous articleNo details on how €26 million will help Limerick hospitalNext articleAdam Scott among the latest JP McManus Pro-Am announcement, as well as Christmas Ticket Tender details David Raleigh Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisToday’s ‘Photo of the Day’ was sent in by Mike Dotsch. Mike snapped a photo of a male Cardinal sitting on a frosted pine branch in Ossineke enjoying his day. If you have a photo that you would like to send to us, email it to [email protected] Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Miss Sunrise Side looking for participants for ‘Mock Rock’ CompetitionNext 20th Annual ‘Chocolate Extravaganza’ adds more Scholarshipslast_img