Microsemi Commits €50,000 to UL Scholarships

Leading semiconductor solutions provider, Microsemi, who has its European headquarters in Ennis, Co. Clare has generously agreed to commit €50,000 over the next 4 years to continue its scholarship programme in engineering at UL.  As part of the programme, the company awarded a new “Microsemi Women in Engineering” award to a top graduating female student.

Microsemi initially launched its scholarship programme with UL in August 2012 as part of the company’s 20 year anniversary of operations in Ireland.  Scholarships to the value of €3,000 euros per academic year, or €12,000 per student are awarded to a first-year engineering student from County Clare with the highest Leaving Certificate points.

“We are pleased to announce the continuation of our €50,000 scholarship programme, as this introduces our company to some of the brightest talent in the region while supporting their academic achievements in engineering,” said Jim Aralis, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Advanced Development at Microsemi. “Leveraging our longstanding relationship with the University of Limerick, engineering students are exposed to internships, hands-on education and coursework which are extremely relevant to Microsemi’s business, products and technologies. Our scholarship programme is both an investment in the future of our company and the success of our Clare community’s most deserving youth.”

The company has also announced its new “Microsemi Women in Engineering” scholarship, a one-time €2,000 award, which is given to the highest performing graduating female student registered in the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering in Design and Manufacture, or Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering courses at UL.

The new award was presented to Eimear O’Sullivan who graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering degree.