FDC Group renews scholarship programme at University College Cork
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FDC Group renews scholarship programme at University College Cork

University College Cork (UCC) and Irish financial services firm FDC Group have announced the renewal of their successful scholarship programme.

Pictured left to right: Alan Deasy (UCC), Olive McCarthy (UCC), Thia Hennessey (UCC), Laura Lane (FDC), John O'Halloran (UCC), Barry Murphy (FDC), James Roberts (FDC), Anthony McDonnell (UCC)

The FDC Group Scholarship Programme will support students who are enrolled in a range of disciplines at Cork University Business School (CUBS), including the MSc in Sustainable Development, Agri-Food and Co-Operatives and the MSc in Management and Marketing. Scholarships with a total value of €250,000 will be awarded over a five-year period.

To further FDC Group’s efforts to support undergraduate students in their education and career goals, FDC is launching a new Graduate Programme for 2024. This new programme will offer to support tuition fees and will provide a stipend for students undertaking the fulltime Masters in Accounting programme. In addition, FDC Group will provide a graduate contract post-graduation, which will complement the knowledge the scholars have acquired during their studies, allowing them to put it into actionable practice.

“We are very grateful to FDC for their continued generosity in supporting our students to advance their education and launch their careers. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with organisations like FDC to advance the mission of Cork University Business School to ‘Shape Leaders for a Sustainable Future” said Professor Thia Hennessy, Head of the College of Business and Law at UCC.

This generous gift was facilitated by Alumni and Development UCC and Cork University Foundation. “Through corporate philanthropy like this, scholars are empowered to reach their full potential at university, while also being supported on the first steps of their career journey after graduation. We are grateful to FDC for their continued investment in student success” said Kerry Bryson, CEO of Cork University Foundation.

“Our aim is to ensure that the FDC Group Scholars receive all the support they need to develop while at university and feel empowered as they begin their careers. We are excited to support excellent research and in turn, enable them to put that research into practice here as part of our team” explained Steve Collins, FDC Group Recruitment.

Applications are now open for the 2024 / 2025 FDC Group Scholarship Programme as well as the 2024 / 2025 Graduate Programme.

Explore our programmes here.