The Liffey Trust entered a partnership with University College Dublin in 2019 where students enrolled at UCD for a four-year course of their choice can obtain the Entrepreneurial scholarship. The scholarship is valued at up to €12,000 (€3,000 per year for the duration of their course.) The Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship has the principal purpose of promoting the concepts of job creation, entrepreneurial development, and education for life, in the minds of undergraduate students commencing their studies at University College Dublin.

The Dr Séamus Mc Dermott Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to students who are proven entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs or SME owners/managers who are making an impact on the economy or society.

  • 2019/2020 – awarded to Eimear Doherty (Medicine, Year 1)
  • 2020/2021 – awarded to Lorna Kearns (Commerce, Year 1)
  • 2021/2022 – awarded to Aishling Rochford (Commerce, Year 1)
  • 2022/2023 – awarded to Adam Black (Engineering, Year 1)
  • 2023/2024 – awarded to Adam McIntyre (Computer Science, Year 1)

Below you will see the impact that the Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarships has at UCD. Within this report, you will hear directly from the 5 driven students who have benefited from the support the Liffey Trust provides, and this is reflected in their hard work and successes. Their inspiring journeys and accomplishments serve as a powerful reminder of the transformative effect that this support can have on students’ lives.

Read more about our scholarships here.