To honour the incredible contribution of our founder and UCD alumnus Séamus McDermott to entrepreneurship in Ireland, The Liffey Trust is delighted to announce that Emer O’Doherty (Medicine, UCD, Year 1) has been awarded the inaugural Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

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 in University College Dublin. First year students enrolled at UCD for an undergraduate course of their choice can obtain a scholarship valued at up to €12,000.

Séamus McDermott is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from UCD, he founded The Liffey Trust in 1984 and to date has helped with the creation of over 1,000 jobs as well as mentoring some of the country’s leading business people through their formative years. He also lectured on management and engineering in Ireland and overseas.

A huge congratulations to Emer on this fantastic achievement. The applications for the Séamus McDermott Scholarship will be open in the summer of 2020 to all incoming undergraduate students who have been admitted to a 4-year course with UCD. We are excited to meet more bright minds in the coming months.

L-R Mark McDonnell, Emer O Doherty, Aidan Corless & Séamus McDermott receiving the Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship