NUI Galway

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development (CALPD) in NUI Galway has established a

scholarship to promote female leadership in the technology sector. The scholarship will be awarded

on a competitive basis to one exceptional female candidate who has been offered a place on the

part-time MSc in Technology Management. The scholarship will cover full fees for the two years of

the course, commencing on Saturday 1 September 2018.


This scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the 30% Club, a global

group of business leaders committed to achieving better gender balance in

organisations, particularly at senior levels and in boardrooms. Its aim is to

increase diversity and improve the way businesses perform by supporting

talented females to move into leadership positions, with a target of 30%

women on Irish boards and at executive management level by 2020.

Application Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

Have been offered or eligible for a place on the MSc in Technology Management for the

academic year 2018/19

Have submitted a valid online course application and scholarship statement by 11.59pm on

Sunday 24 June 2018

Applicants who have an alternative source of course funding may not apply

Employees of NUI Galway, associates of the 30% Club or affiliated organisations, their

immediate families, friends, and anyone connected with this scholarship may not apply

Assessment Criteria

The award will be offered to a single female candidate who will be selected on the basis of a

scholarship statement and interview. Eligible scholarship statements submitted by the deadline will

be reviewed by the assessment panel and a shortlist of candidates selected. These candidates will be

interviewed in person or by phone. The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate the review

panel deems to be of the highest calibre.

Guidelines for the Scholarship Statement

The statement should not exceed 800 words and should be in PDF or Word format. No additional

files or sections, including cover letters, should be added. In your statement:

Provide an overview of your career to date, your career ambitions and leadership aspirations

Demonstrate exceptional career and leadership potential