Leon, a recipient of the WIT President's Scholarship, enjoys the small class sizes, interesting modules and the approachability of the lecturers
Leon Keating, a past pupil of Waterpark College, Waterford is one of 4 students at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to be awarded a President’s Scholarship for 2018/2019.
The first year student is studying Bachelor of Business (Honours).
In his scholarship application he outlined his community involvement through school and helping out junior golfers.
“I have been a member of Waterford Golf Club since 2010. As a junior member I would help other junior golfers who were starting out. During my time in Waterpark College I focused greatly on my studies and academic performance as well as being an active member of the school community.”
Leon explains why he applied for the President’s Scholarship: “I applied for the scholarship as I viewed it as an excellent opportunity to work with the Student Ambassador Programme. The scholarship has been a positive and memorable experience to date. It has opened many doors for me as a student in WIT and I hope that it will continue to do so. I enjoy the small class sizes, interesting modules and the approachability of the lecturers.”
His dreams for the future include working as a chartered accountant, continuing my community work and potentially returning for post graduate studies.
Each year up to five exceptional undergraduate students are awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000. Each President’s Scholar receives an annual bursary of €2,000 per year of study along with €500 per semester. President’s Scholars will also be part of the Student Ambassador programme for the duration of their studies, representing the college and the Academic School in which they study.
The application process has four stages. People cannot apply for the scholarship unless they have applied to the CAO and have chosen a WIT course.
For more details see www.wit.ie/CAOscholarship.