Two outstanding former students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) have been awarded the prestigious JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship Scheme to help with the cost of university.
Ellen Dennison from Seaforde and Keaton Sullivan from Killyleagh both studied an extended diploma in IT at the Colleges Downpatrick campus and have since progressed to university having achieved outstanding results in their qualification.
The educational scheme is set to provide financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate/ A Level examinations. Ellen is now studying games programming at university and Keaton is studying computer science.
SERC Principal and Chief Executive Ken Webb congratulated the students. He said: “I want to congratulate all the recipients of this year’s awards. These scholarships offer the opportunity of third level education to young people who may previously not have had that option and will enable them to continue on their chosen career paths.”
The scholarships have been set at £5,500 in Northern Ireland and will continue for the duration of the undergraduate programmes chosen by the scholarship winners.
The Bursary ensures that those who are most able but least likely to participate in higher education are given every encouragement and support to achieve the necessary qualifications to apply to, and to benefit from, the higher education that is right for them. Ensuring that all young people, irrespective of their background, have the opportunity to access higher education.
The students and their Principal will be invited to the Awards Ceremony held in Limerick later this year.
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