The University of Limerick is offering €2,000 entrance scholarships to 40 students to mark the occasion of its 40th Anniversary this year. The 40 scholarships will be offered to students who will begin their undergraduate studies in the Autumn Semester for the Academic Year 2012/13.
Speaking about the UL40 Scholarships Professor Paul McCutcheon, Vice President Academic & Registrar of the University of Limerick said “These scholarships celebrate 40 years of academic endeavour in UL. UL has grown expansively into an internationally renowned university and produced talented and high calibre graduates. The UL40 scholarships are an ideal way to recognise UL’s academic achievements over the past 40 years since it first began by helping 40 entrant students to begin their academic lives.”
The UL40 Scholarships will be awarded to incoming students based on their performance in the Leaving Certificate determined by their CAO points. All CAO applicants will be automatically included in the selection process provided they have not already received another bursary or scholarship from UL.
The scholarships are on offer across all disciplines including 9 scholarships for each faculty of Science and Engineering, Kemmy Business School, Education and Health Sciences, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. There will also be 2 scholarships for the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and 2 scholarships for Inter-faculty programmes such as BA Law and Accounting and BA International Insurance and European Studies.
The UL40 scholarships of €2,000 each are funded by the University of Limerick in recognition of its 40th year in existence as an educational institution. It was established as the National Institute for Higher Education in 1972 and in 1989 the University of Limerick was established as the first new university in the history of the State.