UCD Quinn School Annual Scholarships and Prizes Ceremony 2022
The community of talented and high performing students, came together to focus on the exceptional academic achievements—specifically University scholarships and academic prizes—achieved in the preceding year.
“We are so delighted to be finally able to gather in person and to mark this moment collectively,” said Director of UCD Quinn School Maeve Houlihan. “We are proud to celebrate and recognize the talent, ability and hard work of our students, and all those who supported them on the way, including lecturers and the team at Quinn School, as well alumni, donors and corporate partners whose support enables these awards, recognizes the value of educational achievement, and connects our community.”
“The connections woven between students, faculty, alumni, employers and the business community—with friends, family and supporters—are the heartbeat of the university and especially here at Quinn,” continued Associate Professor Houlihan.
“We all share a huge sense of pride in each rising generation and an ambition for the difference they will make in the world, and to society through your work and contributions. Our greatest strength is what we do to raise others and as Angela Moore reminds us—remember to give back and pay forward.”
The following achievements were celebrated:
Ad Astra Academy
The UCD Ad Astra Academic programme is competitively awarded to exceptional, high achieving students based on leaving certificate or stage one results.
Our 2021 Stage one Ad Astra Scholar awardees are:
• Katy Hynes, Commerce
• Niosa Minogue Business & Law
• Kevin O’Loughlin, Economics & Finance
Our Stage Two Entry Ad Astra Academic Scholars for 2021/22 are:
• Wilne Britz, Commerce
• Alexandru Grecu, Commerce
The UCD Ad Astra Elite Sports Academy supports outstanding sports people who have proven academic capacity and aims to develop a culture of continuous improvement that inspires, educates and delivers excellence in high performance sport and in each Scholar’s programme of studies. Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholars benefit from a scholarship, mentoring and a range of tailored supports.
UCD Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship Stage 1 Scholarship:
• Cormac Egan, Economics and Finance (GAA Football)
• Diarmuid Mangan, Commerce (Rugby)
• Kevin O'Dea, Economics and Finance (Hockey)
• Darragh Purcell, Economics and Finance (GAA Hurling)
UCD Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship Stage 2
• Orla Flynn, BComm International (Badminton)
• Emma Paul, Business & Law (Hockey)
UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholarship Stage 1:
• Heather Jones, BComm International (Drama)
Ad Astra Academic Scholarship
• Ciara Coughlan, Business & Law
The EY Scholarship Programme
The EY Scholarship Programme is a pioneering and competitively awarded programme of scholarships open to UCD Quinn School students, awarded on the basis on merit, achievement and enabling impact. Our EY Scholar for 2021-25 is Faruq Balogun, BComm International. Faruq is our fourth Quinn Scholar in partnership with EY and joins a family of EY Scholars already blazing trails in the School.
The KPMG Denis O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Programme 2020
In memory of the late Denis O’Connor, former Managing Partner, KPMG and the UCD Quinn School have created a competitively awarded programme of scholarships open to Quinn students, awarded to on the basis on merit, achievement and enabling impact. It is focused on supporting scholars to thrive throughout their degree with opportunities including mentoring and a summer internship.
We began in 20/21 with our inaugural KPMG Scholars, and it is awarded to four first year students annually.
The scale of this programme aspires to be transformational within and beyond our community – our inaugural 2020 Denis O’Connor KPMG Scholars are the first of 40 over the ten-year period.
Our 2021-25 KPMG Denis O’Connor Scholars are:
• Elena Curduglo, Commerce International
• Stephen Egan, Economics & Finance
• Stefana-Nicole Galbaza, Commerce
• Destiny Osemede, Business & Law
The Mont Kavanagh Trust UCD Quinn Enterprise Internship Scholar
The Mont Kavanagh Enterprise Internship Scholarship supports an entrepreneurial student interested in completing an internship in the start-up sector. This is delivered with the support of Mont Kavanagh Trust and the Kavanagh Family.
This year’s Quinn Enterprise Scholar is Tom Cleary, Bachelor of Commerce. Tom placed with NovaUCD as part of their New Ventures team and worked with two Nova Startups Plasmabound and GB Innovation.
The UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business and Society Internship Scholarship
This scholarship enables a UCD Quinn School student to complete a year-long internship with a voluntary organisation that may not have the means to offer a paid internship. Our scholar gains valuable real-world experience while helping a voluntary organisation achieve its goals. The scholarship is sponsored by UCD Quinn School of Business through bursary and fees to support our students to actively contribute to change in society.
The 2020 Quinn Business and Society Internship Scholar is Michele Mann, Bcomm Stage 3, who has just completed her internship year specialising in marketing and fundraising with Special Olympics Ireland.
Quinn Global Excellence Scholarships
Each year, UCD offers a number of Global Excellence Scholarships to international students to support our vision for a global classroom. These are awarded on the basis of academic and community contribution to truly global citizens.
• Cara Bauermesiter, BComm, Canada
• Wen Xin Bong, BComm, Malaysia
• Darren Gallagher, Economics & Finance, USA
• Emma Holl, BSc Business, USA
• Kanistha Setia, BComm, India
The UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business Nobel Dialogues Scholarship
This scholarship enables a Quinn student to work with ten global change maker students worldwide online and travel to Sweden and attend sessions at the Nobel Week Dialogue, a collaborative event bringing together some of the world’s leading scientists, policymakers, and thinkers to discuss topics through a global lens.
This year’s inaugural Quinn Nobel Scholar is Altamash Shaikh, a stage 2 Business and Law candidate. As Altamash has commented: “The scholarship gives students a chance to help in tackling major societal issues as everyone brings their own unique experience. It also allows you to learn soft skills such as conflict management and how to present opinions in a way that is considerate towards others.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Altamash fled his homeland due to religious persecution and arrived in Ireland in 2017. While in direct provision accommodation, he progressed through the Irish education system to UCD.
|Scholarship Awards for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce|
|Pedro Carmona Jimenez||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 2 Scholarship|
Bachelor of Commerce Stage 2 Scholarship &
KPMG Financial Accounting Level 1 Award - 2nd Prize
|Leo Fearon||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 2 Scholarship|
|Conor Keane||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 2 Scholarship|
|Luke Beatty||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 3 Scholarship|
|Shuen Tung Chin||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 3 Scholarship|
|Elliot Massey||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 3 Scholarship|
|Eadaoin Murtagh||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 3 Scholarship|
|Rachel Winters||Bachelor of Commerce Stage 3 Scholarship|
|Ruairi McCormack||Bachelor of Commerce Graduate Scholarship (now completing the MAcc at UCD Smurfit School)|
|Sam Totterdell||Bachelor of Commerce Graduate Scholarship (MAcc) & Irish Tax Institute Essay Award & Niall Murphy PwC Accountancy 1st Prize|
|Stage scholarship awards for the degree of BComm International|
|Alexandru N.Grecu||Scholarship & UCD Ad Astra Academic Scholarship|
|Sarah K. Endersen||Scholarship|
|Sarah Deane||Scholarship & William J Glynn Medal|
|Stage scholarship awards for the degree of BSc Economics and Finance based on Stage Results|
|Nina Jashi||BSc Economics & Finance Stage 2 Scholarship|
|Tom O Nuallain||BSc Economics & Finance Stage 2 Scholarship|
|Samuel G. Walker||BSc Economics & Finance Stage 2 Scholarship|
|Matthew J. Cleere||BSc Economics & Finance Stage 3 Scholarship|
BBL Graduate Scholarship
Hannah Power, Bachelor of Business and Law, is currently completing the Masters in Accountancy degree at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
|Quinn Prizes – Awarded for academic achievements in the 2020-21|
|Hilary Gallagher||Deloitte Financial Accounting 2 Prize – 1st prize|
|Megan O'Reilly||Deloitte Financial Accounting 2 Prize – 2nd prize|
|Danielle Lennon||Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Award 1st prize|
|Matthew Bodden||Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Award 2nd prize|
|Conor Cassidy||Irish Tax Institute Award – 1st Prize|
|Lucy Bradley||Irish Tax Institute Award – 2nd prize|
|Louisa Kelly||Irish Tax Institute Essay Award|
|Sam Totterdell||Irish Tax Institute Essay Award|
|Isabelle Walsh||KPMG Financial Accounting Level 1 Award – 1st prize|
|Alison Duggan||KPMG Financial Accounting Level 1 Award – 2nd prize|
|Kim Sherlock||KPMG Level 2 Management Accounting Prize – 1st prize|
|Christopher Hennessy||KPMG Level 2 Management Accounting Prize – 2nd prize|
|Michael McArdle||Maitiu H Breathnach Memorial Medals|
|Sean Murray||Maitiu H Breathnach Memorial Medals|
|Sam Totterdell||Niall Murphy PwC Bcomm Accountancy – 1st prize|
|John Curran||Niall Murphy PwC Bcomm Accountancy – 2nd prize|
|Barry Corrish||PwC Accounting for non-business students – 1st prize|
PwC Accounting for non-business students – 2nd prize
Tom Murphy Medal
Congratulations to all our students, as well as their family and friends!