Scholar Stories

Hear from and read about previous scholarship recipients and learn about their experiences obtaining a scholarship, award or bursary from UCC, and how it has changed their student life and how invaluable these awards were in enabling them to fully achieve their potential.

I was proud to have been awarded a UCC Quercus College Scholarship, the Brian Dillon Memorial Prize, and the Oxford University Press Prize based on my 2018 Law & Business academic results.

Elaine McCarthy (BCL Law and Business) recipient of three awards

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I am truly grateful to have taken part in enlightening conversations with Lord Puttnam on topics such as AI, climate change, the refugee crisis and social media.

Lucy Kate Creedon, Puttnam Scholar 2019

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David Puttnam has broadened my understanding not only of film, but of art and of the creative practice as a whole.

Eli Dolliver, Puttnam Scholar 2019

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It has been a huge honor of mine to be a part of the Quercus scholarship programme and I will forever be grateful to have had the opportunity to be a Quercus scholar.

Hannah Looney, Quercus Sports Scholar 2019

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The constant support from the Quercus team really enables me to fully immerse myself in my course and college life.

Ben Kavanagh, Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar 2019

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Being part of the Quercus community of students has allowed me to learn from the experiences, successes and challenges of other elite performers which has developed me as a person.

Brian O Beaglaich, Quercus Sports Scholar 2019

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I cannot be more grateful for what the Quercus scholarship has offered me so far.

Ciara Cullinane, Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar 2019

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