Prestigious Scholarship Awards Highlight of DPS Aspire2 Programme Launch


Four students from the St. Aidans Leaving Certificate class of 2017 received prestigious scholarship awards at the launch of the DPS Aspire2 programme which took place in the school on Sept 19th.  The scholarships are a key feature of the DPS Aspire2 programme which is now in its third year in St. Aidans.

The four winners were Eabha Atkinson (Arts UCC), Craig Mc Carthy (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, CIT), Kelly Murphy (Childcare, Cork College of Commerce) and Megan O’ Mahony (Beauty Therapy, Cork College of Commerce).

The awards were presented by DPS Director Michael Mulhall at the launch ceremony which was attended by a large group of students and parents. In launching this year's  programme Mr. Mulhall said:

‘Our vision is that through working in partnership with parents, schools and other key stakeholders from the education sector we can support students to achieve the best leaving certificate possible and progress to third level university and further education. This in turn will provide the selected students with better career opportunities and better job prospects.’

 The programme is now in its third year and offers a number of key benefits to the fifth year students involved including free extra tuition, Gaeltacht trips and scholarships, leadership training through a youth advisory panel, CV and interview skills training with HR personnel as well as a unique mentoring programme whereby each student is linked with a DPS employee.

 DPS is a global engineering and project management company working with clients in the life sciences and advanced technology industries and employs more than 800 people in 11 offices worldwide. It is being partnered in its Aspire2 programme by a number of third level institutions including Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork. 

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