State Street award scholarships to outstanding students at WIT


Two outstanding students from the Master of Business Studies International and the Master of Business Studies Marketing in the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) were recently awarded the State Street Bank Scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year.

The scholarships were awarded to Mr. Darren Byrne from New Ross, Co. Wexford and Ms. Claire Williams from Kilkenny for being the best performing students on their programmes as evaluated by a School Selection Panel comprising the Head of School, the Head of Graduate Business as well as the Programme Leaders.

The State Street Scholarship Programme is one of a range of scholarships awarded to top performing students across the range of postgraduate business programmes within the School of Business.

“As a result of changes to the Higher Education grant system and in an effort to assist high performing students to undertake postgraduate study at the School of Business, the School recently initiated a range of new scholarships for postgraduate students,” explains Dr Denis Harrington, Head of the Department of Graduate Business at the Institute.

“The School would like to acknowledge the support of the following for the Business Postgraduate Scholarship Programme - Sam McCauley, State Street Bank, Combined Credit Unions Waterford and the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research. Their support of our students, and ongoing commitment to our work, is very much appreciated.”

Dr Tom O’Toole, Head of the School of Business at WIT commented at the ceremony, “Congratulations to all the award winners and we hope the scholarship funding will be of assistance to them this year and also in securing employment upon completion of their studies later this summer.”

The full list of business postgraduate scholarship award winners for 2013/14 includes:

Scholarships kindly supported by the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research:

Ms. Ruth Concannon, MBS Economics and Finance, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Ms Katie Scallan, MBS Accounting, Wexford

Scholarships kindly supported by State Street Bank Ireland:

Mr Darren Byrne, MBSI, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Ms Claire Williams, MBS Marketing, Kilkenny

Scholarships kindly supported by Sam McCauley Pharmacists:

Ms Carol Tompkins, MBS HRM, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Ms Skaiste Vitkute, MBS HRM, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Scholarship kindly supported by Combined Credit Unions Waterford
Ms Kelly Dunford MBS HRM Ballinamult, Co. Waterford

The School of Business at WIT is an integrated business school in educating under graduate, graduate, executive and entrepreneurial students. The School has been a significant provider of postgraduate education since 1996, and offers a wide portfolio of taught and research postgraduate programmes.

Further information on all of our postgraduate programmes is available at [url=][/url] or alternatively contact the Department of Graduate Business on 051 302424 or email [email protected].

Caption: Photographed L to R. Mr Declan Cahill, MBSI Programme Leader; Prof. Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, WIT; Ms Catherine Watts, State Street, Dublin; State Street scholarship recipients Mr Darren Byrne, MBSI and Ms Claire Williams, MBS Marketing; Mr Cathal Smyth, General Manager, State Street, Kilkenny; Dr Thomas O’Toole, Dean and Head of School of Business and Dr Paul Morrissey, MBS, Programme Leader.

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