A new scholarship for Computer Science students has been announced at the University of Limerick (UL). The Fiserv ‘’Emerging Talent Scholarship” will offer a one-year award of €5,000 to a 2nd year student enrolled in the BSc in Computer Systems programme at UL.
The scholarship was established under the UL Foundation’s “50forFifty” scholarship initiative, which aims to secure 50 new scholarships for UL students during the University’s 50th anniversary year.
Fiserv is a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, with, serving clients in over 100 countries around the globe. The company employs almost 270 people at its flagship technology centre in Nenagh and over 400 in Dublin and more than 44,000 employees worldwide.
Speaking about the initiative, Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development at the UL Foundation said: “Scholarships are one of the most impactful ways that companies can encourage and support UL students, which is why we have set ourselves a goal of 50 additional scholarships to celebrate UL’s 50th anniversary. We are delighted that Fiserv has chosen to get involved this year for the benefit of UL’s Computer Science students”.
Catherine Hough -Early Careers Talent Recruiter from Fiserv mentioned: “Fiserv recognizes the importance of giving back to our community, by providing these early career advancement opportunities we are strengthening the core foundations & career trajectories of these talented students. Fiserv are proud to build on our existing partnership with the University of Limerick & we are keen to continue making a positive impact in our community.”
Dr Paddy Healy, Course Director for UL’s BSc in Computer Systems, said: “The generous scholarship that Fiserv has provided ensures that deserving students are supported in their studies, so enabling them to achieve their ambitions. Ensuring we have ambitious industry-ready graduates with world-class skills is just one part of what makes our undergraduate Computer Science degree so sought after by employers and we thank Fiserv for recognising and supporting these efforts.”