New engineering scholarship unveiled at University of Galway

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from left, Dr Ann Ryan, Director of Strategic Development, University of Galway; Associate Professor Mary Dempsey, University of Galway; Vice-President for Engagement, University of Galway; Laura Callaghan, fourth year Mechanical Engineering student at University of Galway and recipient of the Fort Wayne Metals Scholarship; Michael O’Donnell, Managing Director, Fort Wayne Metals Ireland; Declan Bourke, Product Development Manager at Fort Wayne Metals; and Shauna Crossan, Strategy Development Manager, Fort Wayne Metals Ireland. Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

University of Galway has announced a new partnership with Fort Wayne Metals to provide scholarships and bursaries to engineering students.

The five-year partnership with the manufacturer will be open to high-achieving students of Mechanical Engineering, and it will also provide internship opportunities for exceptional female students.

The Fort Wayne Metals Scholarship will facilitate travel for two outstanding students in Mechanical Engineering to study at Purdue University (August to May each year), and intern with Fort Wayne Metals Ireland (May to September each year).

Separately, the Fort Wayne Metals Bursary will recognise and reward the potential of exceptional female students with an annual award to one student who is selected to complete their internship at Fort Wayne Metals Ireland.

The Fort Wayne Metals Scholarship will be open to all third year Mechanical Engineering students.

The Fort Wayne Metals Bursary will be open to all third year female Mechanical Engineering students for the academic year 2022/23.

Welcoming the partnership, President of University of Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, said: “Meitheal is an Irish word used to describe the old practice of people coming together pooling talent and resources to complete the harvest.

“Working closely with our industry partners, we are confident of our capacity to inspire and lead a Meitheal to the benefit of our region, our country, and our world.

“I am delighted that the Meitheal approach is evident in Engineering at University of Galway, driven as it is by close collaboration between us and industry to solve shared problems, and enhance outcomes and I thank all our colleagues who contribute to making it so.”