Ellen's Story

“The scholarship is massively assisting my studies in so many ways. I recall being in the library at the very beginning of the year, before I found out I had been awarded the scholarship. I was trying my best to study but I remember being so distracted from the task, entirely due to the fact that I was thinking and worrying about money: how I could make money, how I could save money and generally how I was going to finance 4 years of study. Since being awarded the scholarship that has completely changed. I do not spend my time constantly preoccupied with 

“While I have continued working part-time at the weekends, having the security of the scholarship has meant that I am not under the same pressure to work quite as much as I would have done otherwise. I have been able to take time off work when necessary, particularly around exams, which has undoubtedly helped me to achieve better results academically.

“This scholarship is absolutely essential to me completing my degree. Financially, I could not have completed the course without it.

“I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported my scholarship. I find it really difficult to fully articulate or convey the difference it has made to my studies and to my hopes for the future.

“I would also like them to know that I will fully endeavour to pass on the goodwill in the future. I am committed to assisting other students financially in a similar manner when I have the means to do so.”

I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported my scholarship. I find it really difficult to fully articulate or convey the difference it has made to my studies and to my hopes for the future

Ellen O’Beirne

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