Quercus College Scholarships CACSSS

At a glance

  • Value: €500
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to l.brady@ucc.ie


In the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Quercus College Scholarships of €500 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 €500 (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, 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.



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