Former Ballymena Academy studen Stefan Kennedy was presented with the McAleese Scholarship to study at DCU.
The McAleese Scholarships were introduced to make study at DCU more accessible to Northern Ireland students.
The scholarship allows successful applicants to gain one of 40 reserved places across a number of DCU undergraduate programmes.
Applicants must meet DCU minimum entry requirements and specific programme entry requirements.
The scholarship was awarded to Stefan, currently a first year Computational Problem Solving and Software Development student in DCU.