The O'Connor Scholarship

At a glance

  • Value: €10,000
  • You must be a registered student in a postgraduate degree in UCC to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, endowed one postgraduate scholarship to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. The value of the scholarship is c. €10,000.

The award of the scholarship is subject to the following conditions which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork:

  • Each scholarship shall be designated "The O'Connor Scholarship".
  • One scholarship shall be offered for award annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork, who were born in Ireland.
  • The scholarship is tenable at University College Cork and is confined to graduates with a parent whose surname on birth was O'Connor.
  • The scholarship shall be renewed for at most one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance by the holder.
  • If a scholarship is not awarded in any one year, an additional scholarship may be offered in the following year.
  • Candidates who meet all criteria above should submit three hard copies of their scholarship application, in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (academic), to Dr. Katalin Meagher Albert in the Scholarship Unit, UCC, by Friday, 4 September 2020. References may also be included.
  • This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

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