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Scholarships, Awards and Prizes by subject area

Inaugural BA Arts (LM002) Award

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will award prizes of €1,000 to the three students with the highest CAO points embarking upon the BA Arts programme (LM002) . Prizes of €1,000 will also be awarded to the three students with the highest QCA on the programme at the end of first year.

The Marie Duffy Award

The Marie Duffy Foundation was established to provide financial assistance and support to aspiring dancers, musicians and choreographers so they may fulfill their dreams in the world of Irish Dance. Irish Dance is constantly changing and evolving and it is the aim of the Foundation to identify and support the creative and inspirational individuals who will be at the cutting edge of dance and music excellence in the years ahead. To stimulate new innovation in dance choreography, the Marie Duffy Foundation is offering an annual award to final year dance students of the BA Irish Music and Dance to the value of €1000.

The Brian Faloon Prize

The Brian Faloon Prize is awarded to a student taking History in any programme, who in the opinion of the Department of History, submitted the best Final Year Project. The prize is in honour of Brian Faloon (d. 2008) who was the founding member of the History faculty at the University of Limerick. For more details contact Email: anne.marie.odonnell@ul.ie or susan.mulcahy@ul.ie telephone: +353 61 202280

Dublin International Insurance & Management Association Prize

One prize, valued at €1000, is awarded to a fourth year student on the International Insurance and European Studies or the Business Studies Degree – Risk Management Option based on submission and performance in an essay on Re-insurance.

Grant Thornton Award

Grant Thornton offer a monetary prize for the best two “Fantasy Budget” projects to 4th year BBS (Accounting and Finance Major Option) and 4th year Law and Accounting students taking the module, Taxation Theory and Practice.

Kemmy Business School/Northern Trust Outstanding Scholar Awards

Northern Trust, a US company based in Dublin and Limerick, has sponsored these awards for the past six years and have agreed to continue the awards for a further 3 years commencing in 2017. The total value of the sponsorship is €90,000

Louise Newman Prize

This prize is awarded in memory of the late Louise Newman, a lecturer in Insurance at the University of Limerick. It is awarded in conjunction with the Insurance Institute of Ireland. One prize, valued at €1,000, is awarded to a fourth year International Insurance and European Studies student or a Business Studies (Risk Management option) student with the highest QCA in Insurance Studies.

PwC Prize

PwC will award a medal and a monetary prize to the top three students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in the first year ‘Principles of Accounting’ module - total value: €1,500

Robbie McAdam Commemorative Scholarship

The Robbie McAdam scholarship offered by Analog Devices provides an exciting opportunity for University of Limerick students studying the course LM118 BE Electronic and Computer Engineering . The Scholarship will be awarded annually, over the period 2016 – 2020, to an outstanding Engineering student in Year 3 of the course and each will receive a stipend of €7,000. Recipients of the Scholarship will also be eligible for Co- operative education placement at Analog Devices Inc. The Scholarship Fund is established in memory of the late Robbie McAdam of Analog Devices in Limerick. Mr McAdam worked for Analog for more than 30 years, rising to the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Segments Group, within the American multinational company, which has a large operations centre in the Raheen Industrial Estate, Limerick.

ON Semiconductor Scholarships in Electronics

These Scholarships will be awarded at the beginning of the academic year to final year students registered in an Electronic Engineering course at a University / Institute of Technology in Ireland. Participating colleges are as follows: University of Limerick, University College Cork, NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Maynooth, Waterford IT, IT Tallaght, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology

Application and Selection Procedures: In February 2017, information on the scholarships and application process goes to colleges. Students, due to complete their final year during 2016/17 apply to klara.konvicna@onsemi. com before the closing date, April 2017. ON Semiconductor team reviews applications and then selects finalist for personal interview that will take place in late April / early May in Limerick. The 3 selected winners to receive the scholarships will be informed on or before May 31st 2017 via email. The Scholarship will have a value of €3,000 to each recipient paid at intervals throughout the year. The Scholarship may not be held together with another bursary, scholarship or award at their particular college. A successful applicant must be a full-time student, as defined by the regulations of the Student’s University Finance Office. Full information is available from klara. klara.konvicna@onsemi.com

ARUP Integrated Design Project Awards in Civil Engineering

There are 4 awards made to students in Year 3 of the Civil Engineering programme who undertake an “Integrated Design Project”. The awards valued at €1,500 each will be made as follows:

  • Best Engineering Design (Group Award)
  • Best Site Appraisal (Group Award) • Best Structural Design
  • Best Geotechnical Design

ARUP Scholarship for Women in Civil Engineering

The award is given to a female student in first year BE Civil Engineering option of LM116 BE Engineering , who has developed the best proposal for communicating to second level students what is involved in being a civil engineer. The Scholarship will have a value of €5,000 and will be paid in one lump sum to the recipient.

AutoDesk, ProCAD Prize

Awarded to a first year BSc Product Design & Technology (LM076) student who continues to excel in Year 2. The prize consists of computer equipment and designer software from AutoDesk (worth in excess of €500).

Chairman’s Prize – Thomond Region of Engineers Ireland

TThe Thomond Region of Engineers Ireland awards the Chairman’s Prize to the final year engineering student who achieves the highest grade on their final year project or a particular module chosen by that year’s chairman. The prize consists of a bronze medal and a cash award.

Designer of the Year Award – Logitech Prize

The Design Showcase Prize is awarded to the Year 4 year student judged to be the Designer of the year from the BSc Product Design & Technology (LM076) . The prize, sponsored by Logitech, normally consists of €1000 for the first prize winner and €500 for the second prize winner. The prize is presented at the annual Design@UL Exhibition.

Modular Automation Prize

The prize, which is sponsored by Modular Automation, Shannon will be awarded annually. PE4112 is a first year module taken by students studying LM077 BE Aeronautical Engineering and LM116: BE Engineering . The students are dived into teams and assigned a project where they have to design and build an electric car to specific criteria with the aim of efficiently carrying a 330ml can of soda up a small hill. One €300 gift voucher is presented to the winning team, combined with winners T-shirts and certificates. €180 to the second best team and finally €120 to the third team. Further information is available from: David Tanner, University of Limerick (david.tanner@ul.ie)Vivian Farrell, Modular Automation (vivian.farrell@modularauto.ie)Jason Power, University of Limerick (Jason.power@ul.ie)

Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards sponsored by Siemens

The Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Siemens and organized by Engineers Ireland (EI) is awarded annually to a final year undergraduate student on an EI accredited course. The award was launched in April 2014 by Engineers Ireland. The prize is awarded for projects showing innovation in engineering and having development potential. First prize is €1500 and a trophy. Further information is available at www.engineersireland.ie/groups/students/innovative-student-award.aspx

Intel, Shannon Women in Technology Scholarship

These scholarships are open to Secondary school 6th year female pupils but also to 1st and 2nd year third level female students. The scholarship is offered nationally. A current 1st or 2nd year female undergraduate is entitled to apply for the scholarship. Successful students will receive a grant of €2,000 for the remainder of their degree if they maintain a 2.1 grade. INTEL offer placements and mentoring to students and there is the strong possibility of graduate employment. Application Forms are available by contacting Intel at shannon-scholarships@intel.com

This is an exciting opportunity for women studying the following courses;

LM121 BSc Computing Technologies

LM122 Creative Media and Interaction Design

LM118 BE Electronic & Computer Engineering

Further information on https://www-ssl. intel.com/content/www/ie/en/women-in-technology-scholarship-program-landing-page.html

Intel Shannon “Paul Whelan” Scholarship

The Intel Shannon “Paul Whelan” Scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for University of Limerick students studying LM118 – Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering or the BSc Computer Systems option of LM121 BSc Computing Technologies . The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students already placed in the first two years on both programmes. They will receive €2,500 per annum for the remainder of their undergraduate degree provided they maintain a 75% (or equivalent) grade average in their examinations at the end of each year. The scholarship programme includes the opportunity for co-operative placements and/or summer internships in the Intel Shannon workplace and be assigned a mentor from the Intel staff who can assist and provide advice on managing their academic career. E: shannon-scholarships@intel.com

Santos Dumont Awards

Established in 2004, Santos Dumont provides aviation technical consulting to the Aircraft Leasing Industry. Over the past 10 years the company has become increasingly involved with the University of Limerick as a large portion of their employees are graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering programme. Education and excellence is at the head of their values and for that reason they have created an award to acknowledge those with extraordinary academic performance.

Santos Dumont Excellence Award

The Santos Dumont Excellence Award will be awarded to: the 1st year student of Aeronautical Engineering or a student from the Engineering Choice programme having decided to pursue Aeronautical Engineering after their first year, having obtained the highest QCA; to the 2nd year student of Aeronautical Engineering having obtained the highest QCA based on 2nd year grades; and to the 3rd year Aeronautical Engineering student having obtained the highest QCA based on grades of the second semester of 3rd year. Each of the 3 recipients will receive €500.

Santos Dumont Outstanding Achievement Award

The Santos Dumont Outstanding Achievement Award will be awarded through an application process closing on January 31st of each year. Students in 4th year of LM077 BE Aeronautical Engineering will have the chance to describe in an essay why they think they are deserving of this award. The winner will be the student who has demonstrated outstanding overall achievements in their community, for example through extra-curricular activities, through a research project, innovation in aviation and/or great academic standing. Each essay will be judged by an independent panel and the winner will receive a prize of €1000 and a specially commissioned medal. For more information please contact: Mairead Flynn, Human Resources Manager, Santos-Dumont, Dublin, email: mairead.flynn@santosdumont.com

Women in Engineering Bursary Awards

LM116: BE Engineering , LM118: BE Electronic and Computer Engineering , LM077 BE Aeronautical Engineering and LM115 BE Chemical & Biochemical Engineering degree programmes at the University of Limerick are considered for Women in Engineering Bursaries. Up to eight bursaries, valued at €500 each and available for one year, are awarded based on points achieved in the Leaving Certificate..

The Sunday Times Young Journalist of the Year Award

This award is presented annually in association with The Sunday Times to the Journalism student who demonstrates excellence in the field of investigative reporting. Students are required to write a 1,000-word investigative journalism piece on a matter of public interest. The winner is judged by a team of senior journalists from that newspaper.

Irish Examiner Young Sports Journalist of the Year Award

This prize is presented annually in association with the Irish Examiner newspaper to a journalism student who demonstrates excellence in the field of sports writing. Students are required to write a 1,000-word sports feature suitable for publication in the Irish Examiner newspaper, and the winner is judged by a team of senior sports journalists from that newspaper.

The Pádraig Kennelly Regional Journalist of the Year Award

This award is presented annually by the Kennelly family in honour of their late father, editor of Kerry’s Eye newspaper. Students are required to write a 1,000- word investigative report on a matter of public interest to people living in the regions outside Dublin. The winner is judged by a team of senior journalists from that newspaper and Jerry Kennelly, founder and CEO of Tweak.com

Limerick Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award

This award is presented annually by Limerick Live 95FM for a radio documentary that reveals something new about a matter of public interest in the Limerick region. Students must produce a 15-minute radio documentary that will be judged by the senior editorial staff in Limerick Live 95FM. The winning documentary will be broadcast on the radio station.

The School of Law is delighted to offer, in association with sponsors, a number of student prizes recognising excellent academic achievements. These awards are made annually.

Arthur Cox Valued Participation Prize

This prominent firm offers a prize to students who not only achieve excellent grades, but also contribute to life at UL. Students should apply to the Head of the School of Law to be considered for the prize. A Law and Accounting student with QCA of 3.5 or over and evidence of a significant contribution to life at UL – through, for example, sporting or volunteering – at the end of the Autumn semester of 3rd year will receive €500. A Law Plus student with QCA of 3.5 or over and evidence of a significant contribution to life at UL - through, for example, sporting or volunteering – at the end of second year will receive €500.

A & L Goodbody Solicitors Prizes

This large successful firm offers two law student prizes, one to first years and one to second years. The law student who completes first year with the highest academic grades will win an iPad (or similar tablet PC). The second year law student with the top marks in law subjects will win an amount of €500 from this firm.

Homes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors Prize

The Limerick based firm of Holmes O’Malley Sexton has for many years offered a very generous award to the final year law student who begins their final year with the highest marks. The student can be registered on either the Law Plus or the Law and Accounting programme . A prize of €2,500 is presented to that final year law student.

Judge Catherine McGuinness Prize

An alumnus of the School of Law generously offered an annual prize of €500 to students enrolled on the Law Plus degree programme, and honoured the former Supreme Court judge by naming the award after her. The prize will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest cumulative marks based on the two clinical skills modules in first year – Introduction to Lawyering I and II.

Matheson Solicitors

This major firm provides a great opportunity for first year law students who can win a monetary amount. Any law student taking the daytime modules is eligible. There are student prizes for the highest cumulative marks over two Contract Law modules. 1st and 2nd prizes are awarded.

Edith and Leslie Downer Entrance Scholarship

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:

The award is tenable for one year and is valued at €700. 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.

 

Graduate Entry Medical School Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship scheme provides financial assistance to socio-economically disadvantaged students applying for the Graduate Entry Medical Programme. Applicants must: be an Irish/EU applicant, satisfy all academic requirements for admission and have previously entered third level education via a recognised Access route or be deemed to be eligible for consideration by virtue of socio-economic disadvantage. The scholarship aims to cover tuition fees plus a modest contribution towards living expenses. Further information can be downloaded from the Graduate Entry Medical School Website: www.ul.ie/medicalschool

First Prize for Overall Performance in the BMBS Graduate Entry Degree Programme

This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest QCA on the BMBS Graduate Entry Degree Programme (In the event of a tie, the award will be given to the student who has the highest cumulative QCA scores obtained in Medicine, General Practice / Primary Care and Surgery Modules).

First Prize in the Discipline of General Practice/Primary Care

This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest Percentage score in the General Practice/Primary Care module

First Prize in the Discipline of Medicine

This is awarded to the student graduating from the This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest Percentage score in the Medicine module

First Prize in the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest Percentage score in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology module

First Prize in the Discipline of Psychiatry

This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest Percentage score in the Psychiatry module

First Prize in the Discipline of Surgery

This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest Percentage score in the Surgery module

First Prize in the Discipline of Professional Competencies

This is awarded to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Degree Programme who achieves the Highest Percentage score in the Professional Competencies module. In order to be eligible for the Professional Competencies prize, the student must

also have no record of unprofessional behaviour throughout the programme. For more details contact josephine.lynch@ul.ie telephone 061 202603

Johnson & Johnson- WiSTEM2D Grant Award

This is open to female students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design Subjects entering their 2nd year of studies 2017/2018 within the University of Limerick. 10 individual awards, for support of studies, each to the value of €3000 are available.

Why participate?

J&J WiSTEM2D Award is for amazing young women to support their studies in the fields of STEM. This is an assisted 1 year program providing financial support, opportunities to network within peer group and J&J business leaders, and early career development opportunities including mentoring and day in the life.

What do you have to do?

You will be asked to keep in contact with a J&J mentor during the academic year, attend WiSTEM2D events, attend site visits.

Please send completed applications by email to regina.kelly@ul.ie by 30th Sept 2017.

This is open to female students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design Subjects entering their 2nd year of studies 2016/2017 within the University of Limerick. Application forms are available below.

Student applications will be shortlisted and successful shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Final selection will be confirmed by 27st Oct 2017. You may not apply for both the J&J WiSTEM2D Student Awards and the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Team Project Grants

Download the application form here.

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Team Project Grants

All 2nd and 3rd year female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design Subjects at the University of Limerick are asked to contribute to a project that aims to empower women in STEM. Each person who is selected to participate, attends all scheduled events and produces a team output will receive 2000 euro.

Why participate?

The purpose of the projects is:

  • to assist female students investigating issues that hinder female students participating in STEM at undergraduate level and pursuing STEM as a career;
  • to provide opportunities for female students to interact with their peers;
  • to facilitate female students reporting the findings of their study to raise awareness.

What do you have to do?

You need to attend all events and produce a team output to receive the grant.

When? (Provisional Dates)

• Friday 10th Nov (6.00pm-9.00 pm)
Awareness Phase: Introduction, exploring the issue – i.e., what does the existing research tell us about this issue? What do I need to know about the topic? Brainstorm and draft proposal.
• 18th Dec (9.00am to Lunch)
Research Phase: conducting some research on the issue to explore it further
• 19th Jan (6.00pm-9.00 pm)
Reporting Phase: reporting the study to others to influence practice. What do other need to know about our study? Why is it worth telling others about what we found/learned?
• 23th Feb (6.00pm-9.00 pm)
Preparation for final presentation of project for event
• March (TBC) Showcase student work

How?

Application form is available to download here. Please send completed applications by email to regina.kelly@ul.ie by 30th Sept 2017.

Coolmore Prize

The Coolmore prize is awarded to the student with the best presentation of final year project on the B.Sc. Equine Science programme . The prize consisting of a medal is awarded annually at the Autumn Conferring Ceremony. The award is hosted by the Department of Life Sciences in the University. For more information, email: sean.arkins@ul.ie

The Critchley Prize

Instituted in honour of the late Dr Robert Critchley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (1977-2007), this prize is awarded to the student who obtains the highest QCA in first year in LM058 Financial Mathematics , the Mathematical Sciences option, Mathematics and Physics option and Economics and Mathematical Sciences option of LM124 BSc Mathematics provided that five or more mathematics modules are taken in year 1. Further details contact alan.hegarty@ul.ie

Food Science and Health Academic Achievement Award

This award is made annually to the final year student in the B.Sc. Food and Health Science programme with the highest QCA. The award consisting of a cash prize of €250 is awarded at the Autumn Conferring Ceremony. The award is made by the Department of Life Sciences.

The George Gooberman Memorial Prize for Excellence in Physics

The George Gooberman prize is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. It is awarded to the student that excels in first year of BSc Physics in both BSc Applied Physics or BSc Mathematics & Physics options of LM125 BSc Physics .

Horse Racing Ireland Prize for Services to the Thoroughbred Industry

The Horse Racing Ireland prize for services to the Thoroughbred Industry is awarded to the LM093 B. Sc. Equine Science student with the best Final Year project on the thoroughbred industry. The trophy is funded by Horse Racing Ireland and is awarded annually at the Autumn Conferring Ceremony. For more information, email: sean.arkins@ul.ie

Kerry Ingredients Prize

This prize is awarded to the students with the best Final Year project presentation on the LM068 B.Sc. Food and Health Science programme. Excellence in research, presentation and understanding are the criteria considered in awarding the prize. The first cash prize is awarded annually at the Conferring Ceremony. Second and third prizes are also awarded. For more details, dick.fitzgerald@ul.ie

Frank McGourty Award

The Frank McGourty Award is made in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Two awards are made annually. One to the student with the highest QCA in their final year of study on the B.Sc. (Education) Biological Science programme , and one to the student with the highest QCA in their final year of study on the B. Sc. Equine Science . Each trophy is presented annually at the Autumn Conferring Ceremony. For further information contact audrey.ogrady@ ul.ie [for Education] or audrey.ogrady@ ul.ie [for Equine]

Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Awards – Mathematics

The annual Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Prize is awarded in 9 higher education institutes in Ireland. It is presented to the best undergraduate mathematics students in their penultimate year of study as nominated by their individual University. At the University of Limerick, the student with the highest QCA (based on Semesters 3, 4, 5) is given a cash prize of €250 for their performance in either LM058 BSc Financial Mathematics or BSc Mathematical Sciences option accessed through LM124 BSc Mathematics.

UL Sport Scholarships

UL has recently launched a new and exciting Sports Scholarship scheme that will aim to be the leading scholarship of its type in Ireland. The UL Sports Scholarships are designed to support top athletes in pursuing and excelling in their sport while also undertaking academic study at the University of Limerick. The scholarships are awarded at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels, and can have a value of up to €10,000 at the Gold level.

The scholarship award includes a training grant, coaching support, performance and sports science services, and accommodation and registration contributions depending on the level of the award. The scholarship programme will also include a number of dual career workshops and supports designed to help our scholarship athletes manage successful sporting and academic careers.

UL has a unique combination of some of Ireland’s best facilities, coaches, athletes and sports scientists in one location, supporting the development of World Class performance and UL sports scholars will benefit from the great facilities, people and experience we have to offer in helping young athletes develop successful dual careers.

The scholarships are open to all current UL students or those who are applying to come to UL for the first time either through CAO or transferring at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Applicants must be a member of a national governing body of sport recognised by the Irish Sports Council, in the sport in which they are applying for a scholarship.

You can find out more and apply through www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships

Paddy Dooley Rowing Scholarship

The Paddy Dooley Rowing Scholarship has been established through the generosity of the Dooley family. The family, who are from Limerick, decided to establish the scholarship in honour of their father, who captained the Irish Olympic eight, in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. The awarding of the scholarship, which encompasses all undergraduate academic disciplines, will be based on rowing promise and Leaving Certificate results or academic performance. The recipient must represent the University of Limerick in rowing competitions, achieve performance related goals set by the ULRC and contribute towards the development of rowing in UL. You can find out more and apply through the UL Sports Scholarships website www.ul.ie/sportssscholarships

The Scholarship is for €2,500 and is open to full-time students from any year of undergraduate study at the University of Limerick. The scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis and any recipient is entitled to reapply for the scholarship in subsequent years subject to satisfactory academic progress and the student continuing to represent the University in rowing competitions. Candidates must be Irish citizens or be permanent residents in Ireland (as defined by the University Finance Office).

You can find out more and apply through the UL Sports Scholarships website www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships

Bank of Ireland UL GAA High Performance Programme

  • Assists players to maximise their potential as sports people and students and to represent UL GAA, their clubs and counties at the highest level.
  • Gives players the structured support required to achieve and surpass their sporting and educational ambitions.
  • UL is Ireland’s premier location for High Performance Sports Facilities and Sports Science. This programme maximises the benefits of the resources available in UL and puts the player at the centre everything we do.
  • UL GAA Club has a fantastic coaching structure, which marries expertise from the Physical Education & Sports Science Dept with the knowledge of some of Gaelic Games top coaches and former players.

High Performance Programme recipients will get:

  • Financial assistance in the form of a scholarship payment
  • Training gear bearing sponsors logo
  • Free access to the UL Arena Gym and Pool facilities
  • Individually tailored programmes for Physical Fitness and Strength and Conditioning
  • Monitoring, assessment and coordination with relevant parties in relation to workload.
  • Mentoring and assistance in relation to academic and sporting performance

You can find out more and apply through the UL Sports Scholarships website; www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships or by contacting the UL GAA Development Officer Deirdre Murphy: Email deirdre.m.murphy@ul.ie Tel: 061 202837 Mobile: 086 7879909 Closing Date for entries is October 31st.

GAA Bursaries – Munster Council

The Munster Council of the GAA awards 17 new bursaries each year to students from the province of Munster only, registered for Bachelor’s Degree programmes at the University of Limerick. New bursaries are initially awarded to first-year, full-time undergraduate students but students may re-apply for these bursaries in subsequent years of their degree programme. A student can only receive a bursary twice during their education. The value of each bursary is €750 per year and is given out in 2 instalments in the academic year.

The Michael Hillery and Jacinta O’Brien Athletics Scholarship

This Athletics scholarship, honouring the memory of Michael Hillery and Jacinta O’Brien, deceased members of the UL community is estimated as equivalent in value of €7,000. The benefits include:

  • Waiver of Accommodation fees for Campus based accommodation
  • Full membership of UL Arena and access to facilities at no cost
  • Provision of expert coaching for events at no cost to the athlete
  • Priority access to Physiotherapy services
  • Provision of Sports Science support and nutritional advice
  • Provision of a training expense grant values at €500 per year
  • On qualification to World University Games the University may provide additional financial support to allow the athlete to travel and compete.

To be eligible for the Scholarship candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Represent Ireland in Athletics at Senior Level during the year prior to application
  2. Competed at World U20 or U23, European U20 or U23 championships during the year prior to application
  3. Have won a medal in your event at AAI National Senior Championships
  4. Won the AAI National U20 or U23 championships.

NOTE: Since the number of scholarships available in any one year is limited, achievement of any or all of the above criteria does not guarantee acceptance. Eligible candidates will be considered and the most suitable candidate will be awarded the scholarship, subject to achieving the criteria.

Other Sports Scholarships

There are a number of other sports scholarships that are awarded to students attending the University of Limerick that are not administered by UL. These include;

Limerick FC Talented Footballer Scheme

The Limerick FC/University of Limerick Bursary, known as the Limerick FC Talented Footballer Scheme (LTFS) is awarded to amateur association football players to support their sporting and educational development. Galtee Fuels Group, in association with Limerick FC and UL, offer the LTFS bursary to talented soccer players, both female and male.

LTFS works at three award levels: First Team (up to €3000) A Championship and Ladies (up to €1000) U20 level (ladies and mens – up to €500)

Support is also provided by way of access to training facilities (First Team only), physiotherapy and sport science support, and a mentoring scheme. Award levels are determined by specific performance standards and awards are made once a year.

To apply go to www.limerickfc.ie, to download an application form. Return the completed form to:
LTFS Applications, Limerick FC
Knockalisheen House, Knockalisheen
Meelick, Co Clare.

Provincial GAA Bursary Scheme

  • This scheme is administered and run by Munster GAA and Provincial Councils in Leinster, Ulster and Connacht
  • Players receive Scholarship payment of €750, payable in 2 instalments
  • Munster GAA interview in UL for the Munster Bursaries
  • Other provincial councils interview locally.
  • These bursaries are for club members who contribute to club in playing, administration or coaching roles.

How do I apply?

Application forms come out in September and may be downloaded from www.gaa.ie, www.facebook.com/ulgaa, Twitter: @ul_gaa

For further information please contact UL GAA Development Officer Deirdre Murphy: Email deirdre.m.murphy@ul.ie Tel: 061 202837 Mobile: 086 7879909 Closing Date for entries is October 31st

Stuart Mangan Scholarship

The Stuart Mangan scholarship has been established to honour the life and memory of this young athlete by making it possible for those who suffered paralysis while competing in sport to participate in educational programmes at the University of Limerick for periods of up to four years.

The purpose of Scholarship is to focus on candidates who may lack the financial resources to attend university and for whom the lack of such resources represents an apparently insurmountable obstacle. The scholarship will provide funding grants of up to €25,000 per annum to address the obstacles which may be preventing a paralysed sportsperson from fulfilling their educational potential. Application forms and further information is available from the Disability Support Services Office, Phone: 061 213098 Email:disabilityservices@ul.ie

Note: Admission to the relevant programme must be achieved by the awardee in the conventional manner with full compliance with the University of Limerick’s academic admission standards.

Cooperative Education Award

The Cooperative Education Award recognises exceptional student performance on Cooperative Education placement. One award per Faculty is presented every year to the successful students on graduation day. Nominations for the award are accepted from both employers and faculty members involved in any stage of the assessment viz. Co-Op visits, discussions with the employer, grading of CoOp reports. The final selection for the awards is made by representatives of academic faculty and the Cooperative Education & Careers Division. A separate award is also presented every year to the student who excels during fourth year School Placement. Nominations with supporting statements can be submitted to Jerry Cronin, c/o the Cooperative Education & Careers Division at the University of Limerick.

Elaine Fagan Scholarship

The Scholarship Fund is established in the memory of Elaine Fagan and sponsored by Michael Fagan and family. First established for the academic year 2011/2012 the scholarship is to the value of €5,000 and a total of 5 awards will be made, with a different recipient every year. The award is open to first year undergraduate students that entered the University through DARE - the Disability Access Route to Education - or have a disability and can satisfy the selection committee they meet the criteria applicable to DARE. The scholarship is restricted to applicants from the Mid-West region. The scholarship will be based at the discretion of the selection committee on a combination of personal circumstances, achievements to date, financial need, and the likely impact the scholarship will have on their personal lives and future goals. Application forms and further information is available from the Disability Support Services Office on (061) 213098 or email: disabilityservices@ul.ie

Financial Aid Fund

In conjunction with the University of Limerick Students’ Union and the Postgraduate Students’ Union, the University administers two types of financial aid. The Financial Aid Fund is supported by gifts from UL Alumni through the UL Foundation’s Alumni Annual Fund Appeal and through UL Student Capitation. The Financial Aid Hardship Fund is an interest free loan to students. This scheme is designed to help students who experience short- term financial problems. If the student qualifies for assistance, she/he will receive an interest free loan. This loan is repayable in full prior to graduation. Additionally, student parents who are experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a Childcare Bursary to support them with their childcare/child-minder costs.

If a student is experiencing financial difficulty and wishes to apply for either type of funding, she/he is encouraged to call to Teach Fáilte or Room CM071 to meet with the chaplain, or to the Students’ Union Welfare Officer. Alternatively, the student can email john.campion@ul.ie or suwelfare@ul.ie to make an appointment. Any postgraduate student wishing to avail of either type of funding can email psupresident@ul.ie for an appointment. Application forms and further information are available from the Welfare Officer in the Students’ Union or the PSU President in the Stables Courtyard.

Higher Education Grants & VEC Grants

Students registered for full-time undergraduate programmes (of at least 2 years duration) at the University of Limerick may apply for grants under the national centralised scheme. These grants may be renewed annually, subject to satisfactory academic progress and means test.

An ONLINE ONLY grant applications system was introduced in 2012. All applications are made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through https://www.grantsonline.ie/

As soon as the online application system opens for the 2014/15 academic year, students will be able to register online with SUSI and then complete the online application form. The online application facility will be available through https://www.grantsonline.ie/ Remember, it will NOT be necessary to have received an offer of a college place or to be enrolled in college in order to apply.

All Ireland Scholarships - sponsored by J.P. McManus

The All Ireland Scholarships was first proposed by JP McManus when he expressed a strong desire to provide funds for the establishment of a third level education scholarship scheme covering the thirty-two counties of Ireland. He stated that the Celtic Tiger will not be around forever and that education will be the key for success in more difficult times. He was also conscious of the cross border dimensions of the proposed scholarship programme and stated that the All Ireland Scholarships scheme should operate on a similar basis North and South. The All Ireland Scholarships were subsequently established with a donation of €30m by JP for application in the provision of third level education scholarships, spread on a county by county basis throughout the island of Ireland viz:

The All Ireland Scholarships Programme commenced during 2008 and 494 scholarships have been awarded to date. The value of each scholarship is set at €6,750 per annum in Ireland and stg£5,500 per annum in Northern Ireland and will continue for the duration of the under graduate programmes chosen by the scholarship winners. Participation in the scholarship scheme is confined to those who are exempted from paying the Leaving Certificate Examination fee in Ireland or are in receipt of the Educational Maintenance Allowance in Northern Ireland, and the scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of a candidate’s first attempt at the final secondary education examinations in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Participation in the scholarship scheme is confined to those who are exempted from paying the Leaving Certificate Examination fee in Ireland or are in receipt of the Educational Maintenance Allowance in Northern Ireland, and the scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of a candidate’s first attempt at the final secondary education examinations in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Plassey Campus Centre Scholarship Programme

Plassey Campus Centre is the company established by the University to manage and develop Campus Life Services which include on campus residences, retail, bar and restaurant services at University of Limerick. Campus Life Services aims to support the educational mission of the University by providing services which are essential to develop a modern, vibrant campus. Plassey Campus Centre provides the following undergraduate on campus accommodation scholarships each year:

2 Access Scholarships – contact the Access Office on 061 213104
2 Sports Scholarship – contact the Physical Education & Sports Sciences Department on 061 202896

President’s Volunteer Award

Students at the University of Limerick have a long and proud volunteer history. Because volunteering is a self-directed extra-curricular student activity graduate volunteers are considered very employable. The President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) is a formal acknowledgment of the students’ commitment to volunteering and is recorded on the students’ transcripts. At the annual PVA ceremony the President of the University of Limerick presents the PVA to student volunteers. The PVA ceremony is attended by the campus community, volunteer organisations and the families and friends of student volunteers. The Community Liaison Office (CLO) co-ordinates the PVA. The CLO supports student volunteers and works with community organisations to create volunteer opportunities for students. There are five levels of award:

BRONZE: 20 hours of volunteering
SILVER: 40 hours of volunteering
GOLD: 60 hours of volunteering
Plassey: 12 hours over a semester (Int’l student).

Outstanding Achievement Award

The President of the University of Limerick also recognises excellence in volunteering through his Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is presented to students who have shown an outstanding commitment to volunteering. For further information on the PVA email: pva@ul.ie or go to www.ulpva.ie

Scholarships for International Students

A number of merit based scholarships are available to full-time Non-EU students. For further information please visit the International Education Website: www.ul.ie/international or e-mail international@ul.ie

Stryker Scholarship

Students registered for Bachelor’s Degree programmes at the University of Limerick are considered for the Stryker Scholarship, provided they have not been awarded other scholarships or bursaries. One scholarship, valued at €2,540 per year, is awarded each year to a first year student. It is awarded on the basis of performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination of that year. The Scholarship may be renewed annually subject to satisfactory academic progress.

University of Limerick Gold Medal

A Gold Medal is awarded annually to the University of Limerick undergraduate student graduating with the highest overall QCA in their final year of study. The medal is awarded during the annual conferring ceremony. University of Limerick Silver Medal A total of 5 Silver medals are awarded annually – one to each faculty and one to interfaculty programmes in the University of Limerick. The medals are awarded to the undergraduate students within each faculty graduating with the highest overall QCA in their final year of study. The medals are awarded during the annual conferring ceremony.

University of Limerick Silver Medal

A total of 5 Silver medals are awarded annually – one to each faculty and one to interfaculty programmes in the University of Limerick. The medals are awarded to the undergraduate students within each faculty graduating with the highest overall QCA in their final year of study. The medals are awarded during the annual conferring ceremony.

UL40 Scholarship

To mark the 40th anniversary of the University of Limerick, 40 entrance scholarships were inaugurated in 2012. Students are selected on the basis of their performance in the Leaving Certificate. The value of the award is €2,000. Ten UL40 scholarships are available to mature students (students must be 23 years of age on the 1st January 2017). Eight of the mature student scholarships are awarded to first year mature students – two per faculty - via a competitive application process, after students have registered on their programme in September. Two of the mature student scholarships are automatically awarded to students progressing from the Mature Student Access Certificate, based on their final results in that programme. Information on application for these scholarships is available from the Mature Student Office. To qualify for consideration candidates must have not received any other entrance scholarship from the University of Limerick.