John Hume MEP, Nobel Peace Laureate, lent his name to this scholarship at WIT which raises the profile of the business and the community relationship
The winner of the John Hume Scholarship at WIT has been announced. This year’s scholarship was awarded to Sean Walsh, Bachelor of Business (Hons) – WD048. The scholarship was presented to Sean at the School of Business Recognition of Awards ceremony on Thursday 11 October, by Linda O’Kane on behalf of the combined Credit Unions in Waterford.
John Hume MEP, Nobel Peace Laureate, lent his name to the John Hume Scholarship at WIT. The Scholarship raises the profile of the relationship between business and the community and the relationship between the School and the credit union movement. This scholarship is for a 1st year student on any undergraduate business course in the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology. The scholarship is paid over the duration of their undergraduate studies. This scholarship is a great success and students are always very excited on receiving it.
The 2018 winner Sean Walsh, a past pupil of Mount Sion CBS, Waterford, is now in his second year of study. "I am delighted to be recognised for my continuous efforts and study and hopefully it will motivate me further," he said.
Sean's dreams for the future include: to work in the business sector of the aviation industry.
This is the second scholarship that Sean has been recognised with. In 2017 he was one of the five Preisdent's Scholarship recipients. Read more about Sean's Preident's Scholarship win.