Quercus Scholar Testimonials

Active Citizenship Scholar Testimonials

Quercus offers up to three Active Citizenship scholarships every year. These scholars are leaders in civic engagement and participation and below are a selection of their programme testimonials.

The biggest impact of the Quercus Programme this year has no doubt been my mentor ...

Active Citizenship Scholar, Anna O'Connor

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I believe that this successful programme heavily participates in creating the future leaders, influencers, scientists and artists ...

Active Citizenship Scholar, Fidaa Marouf

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The support from the Programme was a massive help in giving me the space to pursue my active citizenship without compromising my education.

Active Citizenship Scholar, Reuban Murray

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Creative & Performing Arts' Scholar Testimonials

Every year up to three Quercus Creative & Performing Arts' scholarships will be offered to students who demonstrate an exception level of excellence in their chosen art form. Read what some of those scholars have to say about the Programme below. 

It has allowed me to dedicate so much of my time to my creative and artistic pursuits which have brought such great success.

Creative & Performing Arts' Scholar, Donnchadh Hughes

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Quercus has afforded me the opportunity to continue to train and develop my skills as an actor and a performer whilst giving me the opportunity to continue my formal education.

Creative & Performing Arts Scholar, Sarah Stafford

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It has also been amazing to work and meet like-minded people through the Quercus program who are just as passionate about music as me ...

Creative & Performing Arts' Scholar, Iona Ritchie

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholar Testimonials

Up to three Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholarships are awarded every year. Here you can read what some of those Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholars have to say about the programme. 

I knew I always wanted to go to college and get my degree, but I did not want to have to give up my business to be able to do that and because of Quercus I can have them both.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholar, Annie Madden

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As a result of Quercus I have been able to integrate my education with my business endeavours and grow as both a young entrepreneur and a UCC student.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholar, Emma Coffey

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Being a part of the Quercus programme has had a transformative effect on the achievement of my entrepreneurial ambitions.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholar, Nick Cotter

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Sports Scholar Testimonials

Up to five Quercus Sports scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their chosen sport every year. Read some of these scholars' testimonials about the programme below. 

...having workshops such as the nutrition ones are helpful in trying to reach high level performance.

Quercus Sports' Scholar, Shane Barrett

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Knowing that there is a Quercus team that has put faith in me and is there to provide any support I need and is egging me on to do well in hockey is really encouraging for me ...

Quercus Sports' Scholar, Sarah Murphy

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It is the best scholarship in Ireland hands down!!

Quercus Sports Scholar, Maeve Gallagher

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University (Academic) Scholar Testimonials

Four Quercus University Scholarships are awarded every year to current UCC students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. Here are the testimonials supplied by some of those University scholars. 

Attending the Quercus Lecture Series was an enlightening experience - offering insight into the incredible range of talent & skill of my peers in UCC.

University Scholar, Aine Ginty

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Academically, being a part of Quercus opened up many doors for me.

University Scholar, Hannah Keohane

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The Quercus programme has helped me to develop self-belief, trust and confidence in myself and my abilities ...

University Scholar, Marieke Buckley

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Quercus Talented Students' Programme

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