The Aoife O’Connell Memorial Prize

At a glance

  • Value: €3,000
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this prize
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


Entry criteria

Second year students on the BA Economics (through Transformational Learning) that wish to spend Year 3 abroad  


This award remembers Aoife O’Connell, a third year BA Economics (through Transformational Learning) student who tragically died in Utrecht in 2019, while studying on her year abroad. This award recognises Aoife’s own transformative journey. Aoife was an ambassador for the programme, embodying the values and attributes the programme and UCC wish our students to cultivate. Aoife grasped the opportunity to study abroad for a year, taking the opportunity to experience new vistas and new people. In offering this scholarship, Aoife’s family wish to enable future students on the programme to avail of the opportunities and experiences that Aoife was able to avail of, so that they too can better develop the attributes and values befitting a student of UCC.


 Academic results in Year 1 of the BA Economics (TL) and personal statement

Closing date for applications: November 30th

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