(PROVISIONAL)

2019/2020

QUERCUS TALENTED STUDENTS' PROGRAMME

In University College Cork we believe in creating an environment in which academic excellence can be combined with opportunities for personal development.

To this end, we are pleased to introduce the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme aimed at supporting and promoting excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship and innovation/entrepreneurship for both prospective undergraduate students and students already registered in UCC. In addition to the information below, further details can be found here.

QUERCUS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

There are three categories of Quercus Academic Scholarships: Entrance, University and College. There are up to 125 undergraduate Quercus College Scholarships available across each of the four University Colleges.

Sixty Quercus Entrance Scholarships of up to €2,000 each, are offered for competition on the basis of results in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent. The Scholarships are tenable only in University College Cork, for the First Year of a full-time primary degree programme.

  1. Fifteen Quercus Entrance Scholarships will be awarded in each of the Colleges as follows: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Medicine and Health; Science, Engineering and Food Science.
  2. To be eligible to receive a Quercus Entrance scholarship all students must have met the entry requirements for the degree programme that they are validly registered for. Students who have completed a first year in any higher education institution, or significant part thereof, will not be eligible to compete for a Quercus Entrance Scholarship.
  3. Scholarships will be awarded in order of merit in accordance with the standard UCC scoring system for Leaving Certificate results as set out under regulations for admission in the University Calendar. Only performance in the six best subjects taken at the first attempt at the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be counted. In the event of a tie it may be necessary to award a reduced Scholarship to some candidates.
  4. In the case of CAO applicants to Medicine the scholarship fund for the programme will be divided between:
    a) all those on maximum LCE score (625 points);
    and
    b) The top scoring five students based on their combined LCE and HPAT score.
    Students who achieve the standard in both the Leaving Certificate and combined Leaving Certificate and HPAT will be counted once only.
  5. If the holder of a Quercus Entrance Scholarship withdraws from the programme for which they have registered or fails to continue throughout the year to meet the attendance and other requirements for the programme including examination entry, they may be required to repay to the University the whole or part of the scholarship.
  6. No application form is required for Quercus Entrance Scholarships. Successful students will be notified directly.

In the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition, based on the results of each of the Summer First, Second and Third year University Examinations in programmes offered by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

  1. Eligibility for a Quercus College Scholarship is the achievement of an overall first class honours standard in the University examination in the year immediately preceding the year in which the scholarship is awarded, the examination to have been passed with a total mark of at least 840 out of 1200.
  2. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the Summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the Autumn or to split them between Summer and Autumn. Exemption from this regulation will be granted only in the case of certified serious and prolonged illness.
  3. In order to be eligible for the award of a Quercus College Scholarship, a student must be registered as a full-time student in University College Cork in the year immediately following the examinations on which the award of a scholarship will be assessed.
  4. Second Year Quercus College Scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations. Similarly, Third Year Scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on.
  5. The College shall normally award one scholarship of €1,000 (subject to 3 and 4 above) to the highest scoring student in each year of each programme (other than final year). The Head of College shall also have discretion to make one or more awards (of a reduced amount if deemed appropriate).
  6. Each recipient of a scholarship shall also be awarded the title of Quercus College Scholar in 2018/19: followed by an appropriate descriptor based on their degree programme: Arts, Social Sciences, Music, Arts-Music, Applied Psychology, Early Years and Childhood Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Sports Studies and Physical Education.
  7. In the event that no student in a particular category achieves first class honours, the Head of College shall have the discretion to award an additional scholarship in another category to a student who has achieved first class honours. The Head of College shall also have discretion in such circumstances to make one or more awards (of a reduced amount if deemed appropriate) to a student who, while not achieving first class honours, has achieved results which are the best of the eligible students in his or her category.
  8. Should the highest scoring student in any year of any programme also hold a Quercus Active Citizenship Scholarship, Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship, Quercus Sports' Scholarship, Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholarship or Quercus University Scholarship, they will retain the title of Quercus College Scholar but forfeit the monetary award associated with the scholarship. The title Quercus College Scholar and its associated monetary award will in this case pass to the next highest scoring student in the programme for that year.
  9. Quercus College Scholarships will be awarded at a College prize giving ceremony.
  10. This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. on the Summer Examination 2019 results.

In the College of Business and Law, Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition, based on the results of each of the Summer First, Second and Third year University Examinations in programmes offered by the College of Business and Law.

Assessment Criteria and Marking Scheme
The Scheme has been designed to differentiate fairly, equitably and rationally between the different programmes on offer in the College of Business and Law. The award is based on academic merit. The award, a sum of money and a parchment, will be confined to students, who have successfully completed the relevant academic year during the preceding session in the Programme first chosen by them, in the minimum prescribed time, and is made after the presentation of a report from the College Scholarship Committee to College CEMC/College Council.

General:

Contribution to the Public Life of the University
The “top student” is defined by reference to examination marks. Where more than one student receives the same top mark the contribution to the University, as judged by involvement in student clubs and societies, is used as a tie-breaker. Submissions will be requested of the students, with at least one reference included to support claims, and these will be considered by the College Scholarships Committee.

Exceptions

College Scholarship Committee

Quercus College Scholarships (Business Programmes)
The College of Business and Law has allocated €15,000 for the provision of scholarships to Business Programmes as follows:

Year

Second

Third

Degree

 

 

BComm

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Accounting

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Business Information Systems

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Finance

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Government

€1,000

€1,000

BComm (International)*

€1,000

€1,000

Top Mature Student**

€1,000

€1,000

Top Non EU Student***

 

€1,000

* BComm International. Students who have completed First Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Second Year. Similarly, B Comm International Students who have completed Second Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Third Year. In the case of each award one student only will be selected to receive the award for each of the years identified from amongst eligible students of all of the following degrees:- BComm International with Chinese Studies, BComm International with French, BComm International with German, BComm International with Hispanic Studies, BComm International with Irish, BComm International with Italian. The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who received the highest marks overall across all of the BComm International degrees listed above.

** Top Mature Student. Mature Students who have completed First Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Second Year. Similarly, Mature Students who have completed Second Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Third Year. In the case of each award one mature student only will be selected to receive the award for each of the years identified from amongst eligible students of all of the following degrees: - BComm, BSc Accounting, BSc Business Information Systems, BSc Finance, BSc Government, BComm International with Chinese Studies, BComm International with French, BComm International with German, BComm International with Hispanic Studies, BComm International with Irish, BComm International with Italian. The Scholarship will be awarded to the mature student who received the highest marks overall across all of the degree programmes listed above.

*** Top Non-EU Student. Non-EU students who have completed Second Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Third Year. For the award one non-EU student only will be selected to receive the award for the year identified from amongst eligible students of all of the following degrees: - B Comm, BSc Accounting, BSc Business Information Systems, BSc Finance, BSc Government, BComm International with Chinese Studies, BComm International with French, BComm International with German, BComm International with Hispanic Studies, BComm International with Irish, BComm International with Italian. The Scholarship will be awarded to the non-EU student who received the highest marks overall across all of the degree programmes listed above.


Quercus College Scholarships (Law Programmes)
The College of Business and Law has allocated €10,000 for the provision of scholarships to Law Programmes. The decision was made to reward students in the course of their studies while they are still at UCC. All Quercus College Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the accompanying assessment criteria and marking scheme. The total amount of prizes to be distributed below amounts to €10,000. The award breakdown is as follows:

Programme

BCL Pathways I

€1,000

BCL II

€1,000

BCL (Int) II

€1,000

BCL (Clinical) II

€1,000

BCL (Law & Languages) I*

€1,000

BCL (Law & Languages) II*

€1,000

BCL (Law & Business) I

€1,000

BCL (Law & Business) II

€1,000

BCL (Law & Business) III

€1,000

Dip. Law / EBCL III**

€1,000

Total

€10,000

* BCL (Law & Languages) encompasses BCL (Law and Irish) and BCL (Law and French)

**As the EBCL runs on a two-year cycle, the award is given in alternate years between EBCL III or Dip. in Law, depending on which year of the programme is running.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. on the Summer Examination 2019 results.

In the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition, based on the results of each of the Summer First, Second and Third year University Examinations in programmes offered by the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering and are distributed as follows:

Subject Groups
(1) Engineering/Mathematical Sciences/Computer Science/Physics
(2) Life Sciences/ Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences/Food and Nutritional Sciences/Chemistry.

General

  1. Second Year Quercus College scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations. Similarly, Third Year scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on. Further details are given below;
  2. Such awards are tenable only in University College Cork, and for the session immediately following their award;
  3. To be eligible for the award of a Quercus College Scholarship in any year a student must have completed the programme of the preceding year, and passed the relevant examination thereon, in the minimum time. Exemption from this regulation will be granted by the Academic Council only in the case of serious and prolonged illness;
  4. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the autumn or to split them between summer and autumn;
  5. A Quercus College Scholarship will be awarded only to a student who has (a) taken the examination concerned as a whole, (b) obtained marks of a standard considered adequate by the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering (minimum first class honours);
  6. No student from another University or College is eligible to compete for any such award in this University except in an academic grade higher than that held by him/her in the University or College from which he/she came;
  7. No student is eligible to compete for a scholarship which he/she has already obtained in a previous session;
  8. This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees;
  9. All scholars must devote their whole time to their University programmes and may not, without special permission from the Academic Council, undertake any outside work.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. on the Summer Examination 2019 results.

In the College of Medicine & Health, Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition, based on the results of each of the Summer First, Second, Third and, where applicable, Fourth year University Examinations in programmes offered by the College of Medicine & Health.

General

  1. Quercus Scholarships will be awarded for each year of the programme except the final year. For the Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM) programme it is applicable for results in Years 1,2 and 3 only;
  2. Second Year Quercus College scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations. Similarly, Third Year scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on. Further details are given below;
  3. Such awards are tenable only in the College of Medicine & Health, University College Cork, and for the session immediately following their award;
  4. To be eligible for the award of a College Scholarship in any year a student must have completed the programme of the preceding year, and passed the relevant examination thereon, in the minimum time;
  5. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the autumn or to split them between summer and autumn;
  6. A Quercus College Scholarship will be awarded to the student who has obtained the highest overall aggregate score in the summer exams of the previous year. This must be an overall grade of first class honours or equivalent grade;
  7. When, at any examination on which Quercus College Scholarships are awarded, the results of more than one candidate are equal, each eligible student will be granted the award;
  8. This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees.

Medicine

MB BCh BAO
Four Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Medicine);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Medicine);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Medicine);
4. Fifth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Fourth University Examination in Medicine).

Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM)
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants).

BSc Public Health
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Public Health);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Public Health);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Public Health).

Dentistry

BDS
Four Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Dentistry);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Dentistry);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Dentistry);
4. Fifth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Fourth University Examination in Dentistry).

Nursing & Midwifery

BSc (Nursing)
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Nursing);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Nursing);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Nursing).

BSc (Midwifery)
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Midwifery);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Midwifery);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Midwifery).

BSc (Nursing) Children's and General (Integrated)
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Nursing);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Nursing);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Nursing).

BSc (Nursing) Psychiatric
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Midwifery);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Midwifery);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Midwifery).

BSc (Nursing) Intellectual Disability
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Midwifery);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Midwifery);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Midwifery).

Clinical Therapies

BSc (Speech & Language Therapy)

Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Speech & Language Therapy);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Speech & Language Therapy);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Speech & Language Therapy).

BSc (Occupational Therapy)
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Occupational Therapy);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Occupational Therapy);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Occupational Therapy).

Pharmacy

BPharm
Three Quercus College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Pharmacy);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Pharmacy);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Pharmacy).

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. on the Summer Examination 2019 results.

QUERCUS UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

University College Cork is pleased to announce that up to 5 Quercus University Scholarships will be awarded to registered undergraduates in 2016/17 who can demonstrate an exceptional level of academic excellence and who has successfully been selected by the Scholarship Panel for a Quercus Scholarship. There are up to 5 Quercus University Scholarships available across each of the four University Colleges as follows:

College

Number of Quercus University Scholarships

College Of Arts, Celtic Studies And Social Sciences

1

College of Business and law

1

College Of Science, Engineering And Food Science

1

College Of Medicine And Health

2

General Criteria

Quercus University Scholarships will be awarded by a Scholarship Panel which may consist of the following:

Scholarships will be offered to applicants who satisfy the Scholarship Panel (and in turn UCC) as to their suitability to the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and who can demonstrate academic excellence. The panel’s decisions will be final.

The Scholarship can be renewed for subsequent years, subject to a Scholar making a sufficient contribution to the life of UCC, engaging with the activities of the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and being able to progress to the next level of study in their academic programme.
Scholars may not hold a Scholarship during an academic year spent abroad or on work placement. Renewal will be decided at the end of the academic year prior to the year spent abroad or on work placement and will be “carried forward” to the year after the academic year spent abroad or on work placement.

Scholars will be expected to act as ambassadors for UCC in terms of their participation in academic activities and in their participation in activities designed to promote the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme.

Applying for a Quercus University Scholarship

To apply for a Quercus University Scholarship you must:

Successful applicants will:

Successful applicants may:

Where there are equivalent levels of excellence, the candidate with the most consistent achievement over a number of years will be favoured.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. those listed in the 2019/2020 University Calendar are based on the Summer Examination 2019 results.

QUERCUS ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP, CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS, INNOVATION/ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS

University College Cork is pleased to announce that up to 3 Quercus Scholarships for Active Citizenship will be awarded to registered undergraduates in 2016/17 who can demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in this area and who have successfully been selected by the Scholarship Panel for a Quercus Scholarship.

Quercus Scholarships for Active Citizenship will be awarded by a Scholarship Panel which may consist of the following:

Those applicants shortlisted for interview may submit a portfolio of their work in this field.

Scholarships will be offered to applicants who satisfy the Scholarship Panel (and in turn UCC) as to their suitability to the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and who can demonstrate excellence in the field of Active Citizenship. The panel’s decisions will be final.
The Scholarship can be renewed for subsequent years, subject to a Scholar making a sufficient contribution to the life of UCC, engaging with the activities of the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and being able to progress to the next level of study in their academic programme.
Scholars may not hold a Scholarship during an academic year spent abroad or on work placement. Renewal will be decided at the end of the academic year prior to the year spent abroad or on work placement and will be “carried forward” to the year after the academic year spent abroad or on work placement.

Scholars will be expected to act as ambassadors for UCC in terms of their participation in Active Citizenship activities and in their participation in activities designed to promote the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme.

Applying for a Quercus Scholarship

To apply for a Quercus Scholarship you must:

Successful applicants will:

Where there are equivalent levels of excellence applicants deemed able to contribute most to UCC will be selected.
Please note that the Quercus Scholarships are open to students currently registered in, or applying for, any undergraduate degree programme offered by UCC.

Please note an applicant will only be able to take up a Scholarship after accepting an offer of a place at University College Cork through the CAO.

University College Cork is pleased to announce that up to 3 Quercus Scholarships for Creative and Performing Arts will be awarded to registered undergraduates in 2016/17 who can demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their chosen art form and who have successfully been selected by the Scholarship Panel for a Quercus Scholarship.

Quercus Scholarships for Creative and Performing Arts will be awarded by a Scholarship Panel which may consist of the following:

Those applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a portfolio of their artistic work, submitted in any suitable format beforehand.
Scholarships will be offered to applicants who satisfy the Scholarship Panel (and in turn UCC) as to their suitability to the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and who can demonstrate excellence in the field of Creative and Performing Arts. The panel’s decisions will be final.

The Scholarship can be renewed for subsequent years, subject to Scholars making a sufficient contribution to the musical or artistic life of UCC, engaging with the activities of the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and being able to progress to the next level of study in their academic programme.

Scholars may not hold a Scholarship during an academic year spent abroad or on work placement. Renewal will be decided at the end of the academic year prior to the year spent abroad or on work placement and will be “carried forward” to the year after the academic year spent abroad or on work placement.

Scholars will be expected to act as ambassadors for UCC in terms of their participation in creative or performing arts’ activities and in their participation in activities designed to promote the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme.

Applying for a Quercus Scholarship
To apply for a Quercus Scholarship you must:

Successful applicants will:

Successful applicants may also:

Where there are equivalent levels of excellence applicants deemed able to contribute most to UCC will be selected.

Please note that the Quercus Scholarships are open to students currently registered in, or applying for, any undergraduate degree programme offered by UCC.

Please note that an applicant will only be able to take up a Scholarship after accepting an offer of a place at University College Cork through the CAO

University College Cork is pleased to announce that up to 3 Quercus Scholarships for Innovation/Entrepreneurship will be awarded to registered undergraduates in 2016/17 who can demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in that field and who have successfully been selected by the Scholarship Panel for a Quercus Scholarship.

Quercus Scholarships for Innovation/Entrepreneurship will be awarded by a Scholarship Panel which may consist of the following:

Those applicants shortlisted for interview may submit a portfolio of their achievements in this field, submitted in any suitable format beforehand.
Scholarships will be offered to applicants who satisfy the Scholarship Panel (and in turn UCC) as to their suitability to the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and who can demonstrate excellence in the field of Innovation/Entrepreneurship. The panel’s decisions will be final.
The Scholarship can be renewed for subsequent years, subject to a Scholar making a sufficient contribution to the life of UCC, engaging with the activities of the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and being able to progress to the next level of study in their academic programme.
Scholars may not hold a Scholarship during an academic year spent abroad or on work placement. Renewal will be decided upon at the end of the academic year prior to the year spent abroad or on work placement and will be “carried forward” to the year after the academic year spent abroad or on work placement.

Scholars will be expected to act as ambassadors for UCC in terms of their participation in Innovation/Entrepreneurship activities and in their participation in activities designed to promote the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme.

Applying for a Quercus Scholarship

To apply for a Quercus Scholarship you must:

Successful applicants will:

Where there are equivalent levels of excellence applicants deemed able to contribute most to UCC will be selected.

Please note that the Quercus Scholarships are open to students currently registered in, or applying for, any undergraduate degree programme offered by UCC.

Please note that an applicant will only be able to take up a Scholarship after accepting an offer of a place at University College Cork through the CAO.

University College Cork is pleased to announce that at up to 5 Quercus Scholarships for Sport will be awarded to registered undergraduates in 2016/17 who can demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their chosen Sport and who have successfully been selected by the Scholarship Panel for a Quercus Scholarship.

Quercus Scholarships for Sport will be awarded by a Scholarship Panel which may consist of the following:

Those applicants shortlisted for interview may submit a portfolio of their sporting achievements, submitted in any suitable format beforehand.
Scholarships will be offered to applicants who satisfy the Scholarship Panel (and in turn UCC) as to their suitability to the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and who can demonstrate excellence in the field of Sport. The panel’s decisions will be final.

The Scholarship can be renewed for subsequent years, subject to a Scholar making a sufficient contribution to the sporting life of UCC, engaging with the activities of the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme and being able to progress to the next level of study in their academic programme.

Scholars may not hold a Scholarship during an academic year spent abroad or on work placement. Renewal will be decided at the end of the academic year spent abroad or on work placement and will be determined by the individual’s involvement in their sport whilst on placement, fitness levels, etc.

Scholars will be expected to act as ambassadors for UCC in terms of their participation in sporting activities and in their participation in activities designed to promote the Quercus Scholarship Programme.

Applying for a Quercus Scholarship

To apply for a Quercus Scholarship you must:

Successful applicants will:

Where there are equivalent levels of excellence applicants deemed able to contribute most to UCC will be selected.

Please note that the Quercus Scholarships are open to students currently registered in, or applying for, any undergraduate degree programme offered by UCC.

Please note that an applicant will only be able to take up a Scholarship after accepting an offer of a place at University College Cork through the CAO.


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