On 2nd November, a close network of ambassadors, patrons and supporters of the University of Limerick Foundation gathered at a special event hosted by UL Chancellor and UL Foundation Director Mary Harney in support of student scholarships.
Guests dined in Plassey House on the UL campus where they were treated to a memorable performance by renowned singer, song-writer and musician Paul Brady. Brady has been a supporter of the Paul Brady Blas Scholarship Programme at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance for a number of years.
Amongst those also attending was scholarship ambassador and retired professional boxing champion, Bernard Dunne.
The UL Foundation is launching a new ambitious scholarship programme at the university, which will offer a wide-range of scholarships covering academic excellence, under-represented groups, sports excellence, amongst other areas.
Speaking at the event, UL Chancellor Mary Harney said: “Scholarships have a huge impact on the lives of young people and I am delighted to support this important UL Foundation initiative. We are very fortunate to have fantastic scholarship ambassadors at the University and I want to thank those who have already supported scholarships through the UL Foundation and also ask others to help – either personally, through their companies, or through introductions”.