Our Scholarship Donors
NUI Galway has been inspired by the tremendous commitment of all our donors who have remained steadfast to their commitments to our students.
Máire Brazil Scholarship in Engineering
The Máire Brazil scholarship in the College of Engineering and Informatics was launched in 2017 by distinguished engineering alumna of NUI Galway, Áine Brazil. It celebrates women in engineering and is awarded to the highest achieving female student in Civil Engineering.
Pauline and Bonnie Jones Scholarship
The ‘Pauline & Bunnie Jones Scholarship’ was established by the Jones Family in 2019 to promote excellence and celebrate academic achievement in secondary schools in Co. Roscommon.
The Optum scholarship was established in 2018 by a health Services and Innovation company based in Letterkenny, Optum has developed a scholarship scheme to particularly support young people in County Donegal, those who are less advantaged, in order to give access to third-level education and to allow successful candidates to fully participate in college life and alleviate the financial burden on students and their families.
The McGinty MBA Scholarship
The McGinty Scholarship is funded by alumna, Dr. Geraldine McGinty, a graduate of NUI Galway’s School of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences. Dr McGity’s passion for diversity in medical leadership has led her to create an endownment, representing her lifelong commitment to the empowerment of women and their impact as leaders on the healthcare system. The current McGinty Scholars are…
The Galway Wind Park Scholarship
The Galway Wind Park Scholarship Fund is targeted at full- and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students living within 20km of the Galway Wind Park in Connemara, Co Galway. The Scholarship Fund provides third-level education opportunities for local students to gain qualifications and build strong careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects and in the areas of energy efficiency, sustainability, environment, health, safety and social skills.
Terence O’Malley DLA Piper Scholarship, is named after Terry O’Malley, Chairman Emeritus (US), will provide funding to support students in financial need studying at NUI Galway School of Law Our Global Scholarships program supports outstanding and aspiring law students exclusively in Co Mayo to reach their potential and contribute to the rule of law in their communities.
The Community Foundation Ireland
The Community Foundation for Ireland and its partners believe in equality for all in thriving communities. We work with individuals, families, corporates and other trusts and foundations as well as Government to translate giving in the moment to giving that is strategic, sustainable and impactful. We use our skills and knowledge developed over 21-years to help donors turn aspirations into effective investments.
Through the Meenadreen Windfarm Community Benefit Fund at the Community Foundation for Ireland, Energia has supporting the local community in Donegal by awarding grants to community organisations since 2015. In 2020, in light of the difficulties facing young people, Energia introduced scholarship grants and has awarded scholarships to 5 students at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
The Tarpey family established the Hazel and Tanya Memorial Fund in 2018. Hazel and Tanya Tarpey were sisters had a rare genetic autoimmune disease that affects the endocrine glands called APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy). Their parents, Tim and Mary and siblings, Ruth and Dermot wanted to honour the memory of Hazel and Tanya by fundraising to establish these two annual scholarships in their names.
- Nursing: Paula Tiernan- Bachelor of Nursing Science General Programme (4BNG1)
- Medicine: Caoimhe Newell, Bachelor of Medicine- 4th year student.