UCD Ad Astra Academy
Bill Whelan, recipient of the UCD Foundation Day Medal 2011 gave a special performance alongside the UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholars.

Generously supported by the UCD Foundation, the UCD Ad Astra Academy was set up in 2011 to support and nurture the most talented UCD students. Scholars displaying potential to international standards in academic pursuits, performing arts or sport are encouraged and mentored to develop their talent further while undertaking their degree studies.

The UCD Ad Astra Academy currently has 39 academic scholars, 28 elite athlete scholars and 9 performing arts scholars. It is the Academy’s mission to expand these numbers and attract many more exceptional students to UCD.

The Academy is supported by UCD alumni through donations to UCD Foundation. We rely on alumni to fund the bursaries for scholars on an on-going basis

For more information please contact

Áine Gibbons
UCD Foundation
Tel: +353 1 7161075
Email: aine.gibbons@ucdfoundation.ie