UCD Champions ‘Opening Doors’ Alumni Fund
For many young people in Ireland today, going to university is simply not an option. In DEIS school areas throughout Ireland only 12% of students progress to third level: that’s on average, for many schools the number is even lower.
Right now, young people across Ireland are struggling against the odds to achieve their dream of attending university. Many are facing extreme financial hardship and without support they will be unable to secure the future they have earned.
At UCD, we want to change this picture so that young people like those featured below have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Their dedication and success inspire others in their community and show that attending university and ensuring a better future is a real possibility for all. That is why we are asking you to support our UCD Champions ‘Opening Doors’ Alumni Fund today. A tax-efficient regular gift of €25 per month or a single gift of €250 would help ensure that regardless of the disadvantage they face, the brightest and most deserving students receive scholarship support at UCD.
Your gift will provide essential support to those who need it most and ensure all students have a suitable learning environment, helping to level the playing field. Your gift will literally change lives.
Thanks to the kind generosity of our donors, last year we awarded a record number of UCD Champions Scholarship places to deserving students who have faced enormous challenges in their lives. Their support is absolutely vital to the lifeblood of our university.
Will you join your classmates and become a UCD Champion and help transform a deserving student’s life? Together we can make access to education possible for all and secure the future of the next generation.
The hugely positive impact of the support of our alumni and friends is exemplified in the stories of Ross, Lorraine, Eimer, Eniola and Roisin. Five remarkable young people who, thanks to the kindness and generosity of our donors, have been able to succeed and thrive in UCD.
Many students have been struggling to deal with the challenges arising from the campus closing and the new online learning environment. For those students already facing financial and mental hardship the pandemic has disproportionately impacted their lives, increasing the barriers they face in attending university. Your support can help ensure that students experiencing disadvantage, hardship, or psychological stress will have the resources and support they need to excel in their education at UCD.