The 2012 recipient of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Scholarship is BA (Hons) in Accounting student, Jennifer Page from Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. The PwC merit award winners were Johnathon Kenneally from Ladysbridge Castlemartyr, Co. Cork and Niamh Murphy from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. All three awards are presented by Martin Freyne, Managing Partner of PWC at an annual ceremony at the Institute.
The PwC Scholarship is an annual award given to a student achieving high marks in year one of the BA (Hons) in Accounting course at the Institute.
The scholarship is awarded based on a combination of criteria, primarily on academic achievement but it also involves an interview process with PwC. In recent years, merit awards have also been given to other high achieving students.
The Scholarship has been running for 14 years and many past recipients have gone on to earn a training contract with PwC and to pursue successful careers in the accountancy field.