The Irish president’s daughter was one of 83 new Trinity College scholars unveiled at a major ceremony in the university.
Emma McAleese, 26, daughter of Irish President Mary McAleese, is in her second year of a five-year dental science degree.
The title recognises high marks in a special exam, with the successful students given a college room free of charge, free tuition fees and an annual salary of more than €250.
The ceremony, which was attended by the President and her husband Martin, is one of the oldest at Trinity and marks the beginning of the annual Trinity Week – a long-established celebration of college life.
Scholars are elected annually in various subjects as the result of an examination held in Trinity term.
To herald the beginning of the annual Trinity Week, in total 83 scholarships were announced, along with three Honorary Fellows and 21 new Fellows.
The announcement was made by the Provost of Trinity, Dr John Hegarty.