An Athlone student was the recent recipient of an Ericsson bursary worth €2,750.
This is the first of its Student Bursaries to be awarded, and it went to Ciarán Connolly, a former student at the Marist College.
Ciarán achieved a Leaving Cert A grade in higher level maths and has just started a degree in science (DN200 ) studying maths, physics and computer science in University College Dublin.
The bursary marks an extension of Ericsson’s Investing in Future Software Engineers programme (INFUSE ). The INFUSE programme is designed to engage with students at every level and to bring the message to young people that the world of science, maths, and technology can be enjoyable and the route to a successful career.
The bursary, worth €2,750 per annum for each year of their degree and a summer internship, is currently available to students in eligible schools in the Midlands, but will be rolled out to further schools over the coming year.
“Marist College is happy to be associated with the Ericsson Ireland Student Bursary. It is indeed a great honour for us that Ciarán is the first recipient of this award,” said Tony Colgan, principal of the Marist College. “The bursary rewards commitment to and interest in maths and the sciences. It should help to encourage all students to achieve their best in their Leaving Cert and continue their studies in third level. I commend Ericsson Ireland for their support of education through this scheme.”