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Students rewarded for academic excellence

Students rewarded for academic excellence

Receiving her Queen’s Centenary Gold Medal from William Crawley and Professor Ellen Douglas-Cowie is first year mathematics student Michelle McGlone. Michelle was the best performing student in the Leaving Certificate and was also awarded a STEM Scholarship

Over 300 Queen’s students were rewarded for their academic excellence at the annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony.

The Awards recognise the excellent academic achievement of students in their A-levels and first semester at Queen’s.

A wide range of scholarships are available from the University, from travel scholarships to the STEM Scholarship for the top students enrolled on a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics degree course.

At this year’s ceremony, which took place in the Whitla Hall, four students each received the Queen’s Centenary Gold Medal which provides £7,500 over three years.  The Medals are awarded to the three students with the highest A-level results in each of the Faculties and one to the best performing student in the Leaving Certificate.

Also receiving scholarships were over 50 students who achieved a minimum of three A grades at A-level or equivalent and are enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics degree subject at the University. The first year students were each awarded the £1000 STEM scholarship.

The University also awarded the £1,000 Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship to the top STEM subject UK students.

The awards were presented by broadcaster, and three-times graduate of Queen’s, William Crawley and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Students and Education Professor Ellen Douglas-Cowie

Professor Douglas-Cowie said: “I am sure that with the continued support of the University and their hard work we will see great things from these students in the next few years.”

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