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13 a lucky number for students!

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 6:03pm

A number of Cork students have been awarded a JP McManus All-Ireland Scholarship toward their third level education.

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD presented the 13 lucky students with their awards at a ceremony in UL recently.

Ten of the 13 Cork students who received the awards are attending UCC and came from Árdscoil Uí Urmoltaigh, Carrigaline Community School, Christian Brothers Secondary School, Clonakilty Community College, Coachford College, Douglas Community School, Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG, Mount St Michael, St Aloysius School, St Brogan's College and Ursuline Secondary School.

President Michael D Higgins attended the ceremony as this year’s special guest.

Sean Barber, who attended Douglas Community School and is now studying medicine in UCC, said: “It’s a great privilege to be here and I’m glad to be a part of it. I just want to get through my course in medicine now and we’ll see after that. I might go abroad or I might stay here and do some charitable work, there’s plenty of opportunities available to me.”

A total of 125 students from both north and south of Ireland were presented with the third level scholarship certificate at the awards. The scheme provides financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate in 2017.

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