UL Student Awarded Prestigious HOMS Scholarship

Law and Accounting student Brian Daly has been awarded the renowned HOMS Scholarship by the top legal firm for his outstanding academic performance. The young man from Kilmallock will receive the award of €2,500 towards course and study-related costs.

Brian described what it means to be this year’s recipient of the Holmes O’Malley Sexton Scholarship.

“I’m delighted to have achieved the results to merit the honour of this scholarship. This financial support is really encouraging as I continue my studies and I’m very grateful to Holmes O’Malley Sexton for the recognition.”

Commenting on the scholarship award, Holmes O’Malley Sexton Managing Partner Harry Fehily said: “Our firm is proud to have awarded this scholarship for over 20 years - it reflects our long-standing culture of quality and community values which are the foundation on which our firm has grown. We are proud to celebrate and support students such as Brian - the talent of tomorrow. We congratulate him on his exceptional academic performance, particularly in the context of a very challenging college year with remote learning and wish him every success in his future.”

Deirdre O’Connor from UL’s Access Office commended Brian for his academic achievement: “The value of bursaries such as the Holmes O’Malley Sexton Endowed Scholarship is not just in the financial value but also that it demonstrates belief in the students’ abilities and potential.”

The awarding of the scholarship coincides with UL’s School of Law scoring highly in QS World University Rankings for its reputational excellence. Sinead Eaton of the UL’s School of Law noted: "Brian's high academic standing has led him to this Law and Accounting degree which presents great opportunities to its students.”

Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development at the UL Foundation, thanked UL Foundation Chairman, Harry Fehily and the team at Holmes O’Malley Sexton (HOMS) for their long-time, on-going and generous support to the Foundation, and specifically to supporting future leaders in Law at UL.

Law and Accounting student Brian Daly has been awarded the renowned HOMS Scholarship by the top legal firm for his outstanding academic performance.