Scholarships, Awards and Prizes by subject area
To mark the 40th anniversary of University of Limerick, 40 entrance scholarships were inaugurated in 2012.
Students are selected on the basis of their performance in the Irish Leaving Certificate so no direct applications are required. 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 2019). 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 applying for these scholarships is available from the Mature Student Office. To qualify for consideration candidates must have not received any other entrance scholarship from University of Limerick.
Jean Monnet European Studies Entrance Bursary
This is an annual award that will be presented to an incoming student on the BA in European Studies who achieves the highest CAO points. For further information contact email@example.com.
The Noel Ryan Scholarship
The award is given to a student within the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences. The student must be eligible under HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and meet three specific indicators: income threshold; DEIS school attendance (Limerick City or County); and area. The Scholarship awards €2,000 per year for 4 years, totalling €8,000. The student must complete an essay and may be called for interview.
Plassey Campus Centre Scholarship
Campus Life Services aims to support students in residence to enjoy the best student living experience by providing high quality management and maintenance of their accommodation and delivering a diverse programme of social activities.
As part of its commitment and support of the cultural experience at the University of Limerick, and in particular, the performing arts, Campus Life Services is offering a PCC scholarship to the value of €5,000 towards accommodation to an undergraduate student of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
This scholarship is only available for applicants of the BA Performing Arts.
To apply: www.irishworldacademy.ie
Grant Thornton Award
Grant Thornton offer a monetary prize for the best taxation-related projects to 3rd year BBS (Accounting and Finance Major Option) and 3rd 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.
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 – 2021, 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 a Cooperative 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.
The Stryker Scholarship in Engineering will be awarded to the 3 students with the highest QCA at the end of first-year who have chosen to pursue one of the following eligible courses in second year:
- Technology Management (LM063)
- Product Design & Technology (LM076)
- Biomedical Engineering - transitioning from Engineering (LM116)
- Mechanical Engineering - transitioning from Engineering (LM116)
- Design & Manufacture - transitioning from Engineering (LM116)
A one-year Scholarship of €2,500 will be awarded to the winning students.
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).
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 in Product Design and Technology (LM076). The prize is presented at the annual Design@UL Exhibition.
Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards
Sponsored by Siemens and organised 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 €1,500 and a trophy. Further information available here.
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 offers placements and mentoring to students and there is a strong possibility of graduate employment. Application Forms are available by contacting Intel at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an exciting opportunity for women studying the following courses;
- LM121 BSc Computer Science
- LM125 BSc Physics
- LM124 BSc Mathematics
- LM118 BE Electronic & Computer Engineering
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 Computer Science. 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 to be assigned a mentor from the Intel staff who can assist and provide advice on managing their academic career. Email: email@example.com.
Women in Engineering Bursary Awards
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 Ei Electronics Women in Engineering Scholarship
Commencing academic year 2020/’21, the Ei Electronics Women in Engineering Scholarship will award €2,500 per annum for 3 years to an outstanding University of Limerick female student who has completed 1st year in one of the following eligible of STEM courses:
- LM063 BSTEMAUFA BSc in Technology Management
- LM076 BSPDTEUFAB Sc in Product Design & Technology
- LM116 BEENGIUFA Bachelor of Engineering*
- * Continuing to
- BEMEENUFA BE Mechanical Engineering or
- BEDEMAUFA BE Design & Manufacture Engineering
- LM118 BEECENUFA BE Electronic and Computer Eng.
- LM121 BSCOSCUFA Computer Science
- LM124 BSMATHUFA Mathematics Common Entry
- LM125 BSPHYCUFA Physics Common Entry
- * Continuing to
Students must have a QCA ≥2.9 at the end of 1st year to be eligible to apply. The successful recipient must maintain a QCA ≥ 2.9 for receipt of the scholarship in Year 3 and 4.
Students will be invited to apply at the start of Autumn Semester in their 2nd year and a selection of applicants will be invited to a semi structured interview.
Recipients of the Scholarship will also be eligible for Co-operative education and Graduate placement at Ei Electronics Corporate Headquarters in Shannon, Co. Clare.
Closing date for applications is: Friday 2nd October 2020
To apply: http://eielectronics.com/ul-Scholarship/
Live 95 Radio 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 10-minute radio documentary that will be judged by the senior editorial staff in Limerick Live 95FM. The winning documentary wins a €500 prize and their work is broadcast on the radio station.
Irish Examiner Video Journalism Award
This award is presented annually in association with the Irish Examiner. Students must produce a short video package on a matter of public interest in the Munster region. Five submissions are shortlisted and broadcast on the Irish Examiner website with the winner judged on the basis of both journalistic standard and audience impact. The winner receives video-journalism equipment to the value of €500.
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 prizes 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 prizes. Students are eligible to apply for the prizes on the basis of third year end of Autumn exams in Law and Accounting or end of year second year exams in Law Plus. The eligibility criteria is QCA 3.3 or higher in Law Plus after the summer 2019 second year exams and in Law and Accounting after third year 2019 autumn exams and evidence of a significant contribution to life at UL - through, for example, sporting or volunteering. Contact: Eimear Power, Human Resources, Arthur Cox Solicitors.
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. Contact: Nessa Kiely, A&L Goodbody.
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. A prize of €2,500 is presented to that final year law student. Contact: Harry Fehilly/Donal Creaton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge Catherine McGuinness Prize
An alumnus of the School of Law offered an annual prize of €300 to students enrolled on the Law Plus degree programme and honored the former judge by naming the award after her. The alumnus funded this for 3 years. The prize will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest marks based on the two clinical skills modules - Introduction to Lawyering I and II.
This premier firm provides a great opportunity for first-year law students who can win a monetary amount. There are student prizes for the highest marks over two Contract Law modules. 1st and 2nd prizes are awarded. Contact: Carmel Mellett, Human Resources, Matheson Solicitors.
Mason Hayes & Curran Solicitors
Business Law firm Mason Hayes & Curran are offering €500 to a student who completes modules LA4530 and LA4540 with the highest grades. Contact: Declan Black/Ruth Jones
Bloomsbury Labour Law Prize
Bloomsbury publishing are offering a prize of a credit with the Publishing company to the student who achieves the highest grade in Labour Law. Contact: Jennifer Simpson
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:
- 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.
Graduate Entry Medical School Scholarship Scheme
This scholarship scheme provides financial assistance to socioeconomically 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 socioeconomic 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 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 Paediatrics
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 Paediatrics 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 via email, email@example.com, or telephone, 061 202603.
The Coolmore prize is awarded to the student with the best presentation of final year project on the LM093 B.Sc. Equine Science programme. The prize consisting of a medal is awarded annually at the Autumn Conferring Ceremony. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Food Science and Health Academic Achievement Award
This award is made annually to the final year student in the LM068 B.Sc. Food and Health Science programme with the highest QCA. The award consisting of a cash prize is awarded at the Summer Conferring Ceremony. The award is made by the Department of Biological 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 LM125 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Ingredients Prize
This prize is awarded to the students with the best Final Year Project presentation in the LM068 B.Sc. Food Science and Health programme. Excellence in research, presentation and understanding are the criteria considered in awarding the prize. The first, second and third place cash prizes are awarded annually after the Conferring Ceremony at a reception at the Department of Biological Sciences. For more details, email: email@example.com.
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. in Equine Science. Each trophy is presented annually at the Autumn Conferring Ceremony. For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org [for Education] or email@example.com [for Equine].
The Roibeárd Thornton Memorial - Janssen Biologics Scholarship
Named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton and sponsored by Janssen Biologics, the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Sciences Scholarship awards €2,500 to support a summer project in a research laboratory at UL for a 2nd year student of the BSc Bioscience programme in the School of Natural Sciences. The award will be made following a 2-stage process, including presentation by candidates and interview by a panel consisting of representatives of the Dept of Biological Sciences and Janssen Biologics. The scholarship programme will run until 2021. For more information, contact: Dr Jakki Cooney, Dept. of Biological Sciences at UL. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Awards – Mathematics
The annual Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Prize is awarded in nine 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) receives a cash prize of €250 for their performance in either LM058 BSc Financial Mathematics or BSc Mathematical Sciences option accessed through LM124 BSc Mathematics and BSc Physics accessed through LM125 BSc Physics
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 on the UL Sports Scholarship website.
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. 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.
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.
You can find out more and apply through the UL Sports Scholarships website.
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;
Provincial GAA Bursaries 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?
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:email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid Fund
In conjunction with UL Student Life 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. 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 alternatively, the student can email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Any postgraduate student wishing to avail of either type of funding can email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Application Forms and further information are available from the Welfare Officer in the Students Union or the Student Information and Support Coordinator Jenny Blake, email email@example.com 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 2018/19 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:
|Ireland - 26 counties||24||100 Scholarships per annum|
|Northern Ireland - 6 counties||6||25 Scholarships per annum|
The All Ireland Scholarships Programme commenced during 2008. 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 undergraduate programmes chosen by the scholarship winners.
Participation in the scholarship scheme is confined to those who are exempt 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 acknowledgement 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
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 2018). 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.