Alumni Scholarships

The scholarships provide Maynooth Alumni (including the current graduating class) with a €5,000 scholarship towards fees for a Taught Masters qualification. Now in its fourth year, the Maynooth Alumni Taught Masters Scholarship programme continues to be an invaluable helping hand for alumni to continue with their studies.

Funded by revenue garnered from the Maynooth Alumni Affinity Card, the scholarships assist alumni so they can come back to Maynooth and pursue their studies, all thanks to the goodwill of fellow alumni. Launched in 2013, this scholarship scheme is just one of the ways alumni are supporting the next generation of Maynooth students.

Congratulations to 2016 Alumni Scholarship Winners:​

2016 Alumni Scholarship Winner Christopher Philips
2016 Alumni Scholarship Winner Gerry O'Keefe
2016 Alumni Scholarship Winner Liam Jordan
Christopher Phillips, 
MSc Climate Change

“Receiving the scholarship has benefitted me greatly, and has provided the funding necessary to continue researching, something which I am very passionate about.” With the MSc Climate Change, Christopher hopes to pursue a career in research or a PhD. “Maynooth University has always felt like a second home to me and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to continue my studies here.” 

Gerry O’Keeffe,
MA in Military History 

“Having worked for thirty years in technology, the untimely death of a family member was the catalyst that led to my pursuing a life-long passion for history,” says Gerry, who is currently studying the MA in Military History. “Working summers in heritage, the Alumni Scholarship allows me to undertake an MA in Military History. At 57 years of age I can testify that it’s never too late to change!”

Liam Jordon, 
MSc in Mathematics

Kildare-born Liam was thrilled when he found out he had been awarded the scholarship, saying “After four years of hard work, I felt like the university itself was congratulating me in a way that friends and family can't.” Aside from being with friends again, Liam is most excited about working in the university tutoring maths classes and helping out in the Maths Support Centre. 


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