Liffey Trust honours founder Séamus McDermott by awarding Entrepreneurial Scholarships to UCD Students

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

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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.