UL Foundation Exceeds €1 Million in Support of Anniversary Scholarships

To mark UL’s 50th anniversary year, funds in excess of €1 Million have been raised by the University of Limerick Foundation in support of 50 new scholarships for UL students. At a lunch on campus hosted by the UL President Professor Kerstin Mey and UL Provost Professor Shane Kilcommins, the Foundation’s 50forFifty scholarship initiative was celebrated and donors were thanked for their support.

Pictured (l-r): Harvey Duthie, CEO, UL Foundation; Helen Phelan, Director Irish World Academy of Music & Dance; Elaine Nason, Sales Manager, Bank of Ireland; Joe Cronin, Chief Human Resources Officer, ICON Plc; Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development, UL Foundation

Speaking at the lunch, UL Foundation Director of Development, Sarah Hartnett said: “When we set ourselves the ambitious target of securing 50 new scholarships to celebrate UL’s 50th anniversary, our task was to find the donors to fund those scholarships. However, we have been overwhelmed with the generosity of so many UL friends, graduates, companies and local organisations who have come forward to support our students and celebrate this landmark anniversary in a really significant way”.

Professor Mey spoke about the incredible transformation that the University has undergone in the past 50 years and expressed thanks to donors for being part of this journey while Professor Shane Kilcommins paid tribute to supporters for recognising the importance of scholarships and the immense impact that they have on the students who receive them.
A wide range of students have benefited under the 50forFifty initiative through merit-based scholarships, as well as large number of bursaries awarded to Access, disability and asylum seeker students.

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