Posted: 7th February 2016

Clongowes Wood College SJ

We are delighted to announce that two of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric Graduating class of 2015 have been awarded the prestigious Ad Astra Scholarships at UCD…

Matthew Gibbons (top left) is currently reading Medicine and was awarded the Ad Astra Academic Scholarship which rewards highly motivated students who wish to be encouraged to maximise their potential. The scholarship is only available to those who have achieved 6 A1 grades in their Leaving Certificate Examinations, Matthew achieved the maximum possible points total of 625.

Will Connors was awarded the Ad Astra Elite Athlete Scholarship in recognition of his contribution to the sport of Rugby at which he excelled for Clongowes and Leinster and in which he has represented Ireland at Schoolboy, Under 19 and Under 20 level. The scholarship also requires a high academic level and Will is currently reading Computer Science. The Elite Athlete programme is designed to help athletes reach their maximum possible level in terms of both sporting and academic excellence.

We wish them well and reflect on the enormous contribution they made whilst here at Clongowes.

John M Conway, Career Guidance

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