UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched the 10th year of its Aspire scholarship programme which provides graduates from across the country with financial support to advance their professional goals through a postgraduate qualification from the business school. To date, almost 100 graduates have benefited from the programme.
Many alumni have gone on to establish their own business ventures or are employed in companies like Google, McKinsey, Citi, KPMG, PwC, Accenture, AIB, Paddy Power Betfair, Avolon, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Aspire was first launched back in 2010 after the financial crisis in a bid to support the recovery and development of future Ireland.
The scholarships are for anyone showing the ambition to study at UCD Smurfit School, but who requires financial assistance to complete their chosen masters programme. Fifty per cent funding is available for nine MSc scholarships and three MBA scholarships for next academic year. Applications can be made at www.smurfitschool.ie before Friday, May 10.
Pictured in the UCD Smurfit School in Blackrock, from left: Aspire alumni president Ciaran Reilly; Romy Bolger ‘19 MSc Food Business Strategy; Michele Roche ‘19 MSc Digital Marketing; Dean Anthony Brabazon and Jamie Thomas ‘19 MSc marketing practice.