Microsemi renews €50,000 scholarship programme with University of Limerick

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5 September 2016 | 0

Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has renewed its €50,000 scholarship programme for University of Limerick engineering students living in Co Clare. In addition, the company announced its the first recipient of its Women in Engineering scholarship.

The programme was introduced in August 2012 to mark 20th anniversary of Microsemi’s operations in Ireland. Scholarships are awarded to a first-year engineering students from Co Clare to the value of €3,000 per academic year (totalling €12,000 per student).

The original €50,000 were awarded to a student for each of the four academic years (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016), and the company will grant the same scholarships to four new engineering students each December for four years from December 2016. Winners are selected based on their Leaving Cert results.

“We are pleased to announce the continuation of our €50,000 scholarship programme, as this introduces our company to some of the brightest talent in the region while supporting their academic achievements in engineering,” said Jim Aralis, chief technology officer and vice president of advanced development at Microsemi.

“Leveraging our longstanding relationship with the University of Limerick, engineering students are exposed to internships, hands-on education and coursework which are extremely relevant to Microsemi’s business, products and technologies. Our scholarship program is both an investment in the future of our company and the success of our Clare community’s most deserving youth.”

The company also announced that Eimear O’Sullivan was the first recipient of the Microsemi Women in Engineering scholarship, a one-time award of  €2,000.

O’Sullivan will graduate from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic & Computer Engineering degree, with a First Class Honours.

“Expanding our support for the specific achievements of our female students here in our community reflects Microsemi’s ongoing commitment to diversity and to securing top talent for our company,” said Siobhan Dolan Clancy, vice president and general manager of Microsemi’s discrete products group. “We congratulate Eimear for achieving such an impressive level of engineering education.”

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