44 Scholarships Awarded at A Celebration of Memorial and Endowed Scholarships at DCU

On 1st March, 44 students received scholarship awards at an event on DCU’s Glasnevin Campus to celebrate memorial and endowed scholarships at DCU. 

This annual event in the DCU calendar honours past students, staff and friends of DCU who are remembered through memorial scholarships, as well as celebrating those who support future generations of DCU students through endowed scholarships. 

28 students received a memorial scholarship created in memory of some of the University’s most cherished past students, staff and friends. This year, a new memorial scholarship was created in memory of leading Irish businessman and senator, Feargal Quinn. The Feargal Quinn Memorial Endowed Access Scholarship is supported by the Quinn Family Foundation and provides an Access scholarship for a student from north Dublin.

A further 16 students were awarded DCU’s endowed scholarships and ICON scholarships, generously created by friends and supporters of the university. A new endowed scholarship, the Sinéad Strain Goldman Sachs STEM Scholarship was also presented for the first time this year to support an exceptional female STEM student engaged in postgraduate study. 

The students receiving this year’s scholarships were selected based on different criteria, depending on the wishes of those who created the scholarship. These include undergraduate students supported by DCU’s Access Programme, postgraduate students in the fields of Biotechnology, Chemistry, Marketing, Law and Journalism, and students with outstanding sporting achievements.

Speaking at the event, Joe Quinsey, CEO of DCU Educational Trust, commented:

“Memorial and Endowed Scholarships make a lasting contribution to the university’s mission to transform lives and societies. By creating opportunities for doctoral research and opening a door for talented students to excel, these scholarships help bright young people to fulfil their potential and make their mark on the future.”

The DCU Memorial Scholarship recipients for 2022/23 are:

  • The Orla Benson Memorial Scholarship – Katie O’Rourke
  • The Colm Delves Memorial Scholarship – Ellie Reid
  • The James Downey Memorial Prize – Laura Klepeisz
  • The Frank Durkan Memorial Scholarship – April Lavelle
  • The Veronica Guerin Memorial Scholarship – Jack White
  • Charles J Haughey Memorial Scholarship – Corey Grange, Dubem Mgbakor
  • Joseph Anthony Lynch Memorial Sports Scholarship – Pedro Malanda 
  • Aidan P McDonnell Memorial Scholarship – Cathal Leneghan
  • Ger McDonnell Memorial Scholarship – Ella Bergin
  • Stephen Moran Music Memorial Scholarship – Giovanny Stanescu
  • The Volkswagen Stephen Moran Memorial Scholarship – Aoife McMahon
  • The Paddy Moriarty Memorial Scholarship – Angela Garvey
  • The TJ O’Driscoll Memorial Scholarship – Elizabeth Akintola, Alketa Hotaj, Noel Hatton, Aaron Ward 
  • Maureen O’Farrell Memorial Scholarship – Illan Dunne
  • The Feargal Quinn Memorial Scholarship – Nathan Burke
  • The Teresa Twohill Memorial Scholarship – Rebekah Egan
  • The John Thompson Memorial Scholarship – Luiz Evelin
  • The Paddy J Wright Memorial Scholarship – Andrew Dunphy, Georgia Grogan, Queen Lawal, Emilia Lekki, Chloe Molloy Walsh, Katrine Nitsyn, Naomi Ugwu

The DCU Endowed Scholarship recipients for 2022/23 are:

  • The Endowed Frank Keane BMW Access Scholarship Fund – Alex Condrea 
  • The Endowed Paul Kerley Access Scholarship Fund – Michael Aleke 
  • The Endowed Leo Mohan Access Scholarship Fund – Elena McEnaney 
  • The Endowed Marianna O’Dwyer Access Scholarship Fund – Amy Harrison 
  • The Endowed Larry and Pauline Quinn Access Scholarship Fund – Graham Carthy, Lorna McDermott 
  • The Endowed Deloitte Access Scholarship Fund – Niko Kawonczyk
  • The Endowed Irish Public Bodies Access Scholarship Fund – Cian Farrell 
  • The Sinéad Strain Goldman Sachs STEM Scholarship – Lauren Kearney 
  • The Endowed Ulster Bank Access Scholarship Fund – Sulayman Ahmed 
  • The Endowed Alumni Scholarship Fund – Shane Carty-Fenlon 

ICON Access Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Ethan Doyle 
  • Jodie Kearney 
  • Rene Mukelo 
  • Clodagh O’Leary 
  • Shu Yuan Zhang 


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