STEM scholarship for NCI and 30% Club

24th August 2017

Posted In: FYI

The National College of Ireland, in association with the 30% Club, is proud to announce a full scholarship for any of the Masters programmes in the School of Computing, available to a female candidate meeting the academic entry requirements for the course.

President of NCI, Gina Quin, said: “NCI strives for gender balance. In particular, we recognise the need for more women in STEM. A scholarship for one of our Masters of Science courses has the potential to place a woman at the cutting edge of emerging technologies such as cloud computing and cybersecurity.” 

Carol Andrews, Founder and Lead of the Irish chapter of the 30% Club said: “The 30% Club works to achieve gender balance at all levels in business. Graduate management education and executive programmes act as important accelerators to career development and ultimately to senior leadership roles. We are delighted to develop these partnerships to actively encourage women to consider executive education as a way to help them realise their full potential.  Partnering with NCI provides a scholarship opportunity for a woman to progress to a higher level of expertise and influence within the field of technology”.

The announcement took place as Gina Quin welcomed Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, (pictured with Gina Quin), to the college, to take part in NCI’s “in conversation with” series which features leading business people in conversation with Bobby Kerr of Newstalk’s “Down to Business”.