The Edith and Leslie Downer scholarship has been set up in memory of the mother and father of the President Emeritus of the University, Professor Roger Downer. The scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest Leaving Certificate points enrolled in any one of the following degree programmes:
- BSc Nursing (General)
- BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
- BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
The award is tenable for one year and is valued at €1,000. The successful applicant must be a full-time student, be an Irish citizen, have lived most of his/her life in Ireland and received their education in Ireland, and be permanently resident in Ireland.