Marathon Effort For DIT Students!

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Rachel Bryans and David Buckley (centre) receive their scholarships from Sinead McEntee (Access Service), Tommy Cooke (Community Links), Donal O’Malley (DIT Foundation) and Edel Travers (Access Service)

26th November 2010

Dublin Institute of Technology students, David Buckley, (Trim, Co Meath) and Rachael Bryans (Drimnagh, Dublin 12) were awarded DIT Foundation Access Scholarships at a ceremony in DIT Aungier Street this week.

The Scholarships are funded by sponsorship raised by DIT staff, students and graduates who were part of the DIT Foundation team in this year’s Women’s Mini-Marathon. Mr Jim Kelly, CEO, DIT Foundation, congratulated David and Rachael and thanked the DIT mini-marathon team for their fundraising efforts.

“I’d like to congratulate to David and Rachael on their scholarships and wish them the best of luck with their studies. It was great to see staff, students and graduates working together and hopefully we’ll have more members of the DIT community involved in next year’s race,” he said.

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Scholarship recipients David Buckley and Rachael Bryans, Sinead McEntee and Edel Travers from DIT Access Service

Sinead McEntee, DIT Access Service, said “David and Rachael are both excellent students and we were delighted to select them for these scholarships. Being part of the DIT team in the mini-marathon was great fun and it’s very pleasing to see that the sponsorship raised has directly benefited students. We're already looking forward to next year!"

David and Rachael are both students in the College of the Built Environment and Engineering in DIT Bolton Street. David is studying for an MSc in Applied Construction Management while Rachael is studying for an MSc in Community & Local Development.

DIT Foundation is a registered charity, established to raise support for the development of DIT. The Foundation encourages philanthropy from staff, graduates, donors and friends to help ensure the best possible educational experience for DIT students.

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