Inclusive Ireland Scholars Announced for Fall 2021
Education in Ireland is thrilled to announce the inaugural cohort of Inclusive Ireland Scholars. The Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Program is a collaboration between Education in Ireland and Diversity Abroad to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland. The program, launched in January 2021, offers awards of €3000 to be used towards tuition and program costs.
Diversifying the profile of students who have historically studied abroad in Ireland is a key priority of Education in Ireland, the organization responsible for the overseas promotion of Irish institutes of higher education. Recognizing that while funding has always been one of the primary barriers to access, the financial consequences of the pandemic have made scholarships all the more important to ensuring overseas experiences remain accessible.
“These scholars are an impressive group who have demonstrated not only their enthusiasm for studying in Ireland but also a strong commitment to using their experiences to improve their campuses and communities,” said Giles O’Neill, Head of Education in Ireland, “we are delighted to welcome them to Ireland and support them in their journeys.”
The eight scholars hail from institutions from Montana to Massachusetts and will spend the fall semester studying at five different universities on the island of Ireland.
"The opportunity for students to participate in meaningful study abroad programs positions them to gain the experience and competencies needed to thrive in our globally diverse society,” said Andrew Gordon, CEO and Founder of Diversity Abroad, “We're proud to partner with Education Ireland to ensure a diverse population of students have equitable access to these programs that will prepare them for success in our increasingly interconnected world."
After reviewing an incredibly impressive pool of applicants, we are so pleased to introduce the scholars for Fall 2021. You can learn more about their motivations for studying abroad in Ireland in this video.
Adriana Archilla Fraticelli, a Chemical Engineering major at Syracuse University, will be studying at University College Dublin
Emily Torres, a Health and Society major at the University of Texas Austin, will be studying at University College Dublin
Felipe Estrella, a Criminal Justice major at New Jersey City University, will be studying at Maynooth University
Julia Drennan, a Biology major at Ramapo College of New Jersey, will be studying at University College Dublin
Sandy Martinez-Luna, a Social Work major at Juniata College, will be studying at University College Cork
Sara Dayani Llopis-Guevara, an International Affairs major at the George Washington University, will be studying at Queens University Belfast
Tyler Wilde, a Management Information Systems major at the University of Montana, will be studying at University College Cork
Zahra Daniar, a Computer Science and Linguistics major from Boston University, will be studying at Dublin City University
The Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Program will offer scholarships for each fall and spring term moving forward. The application for Spring 2022 scholars will open in August 2021. For more information, please see our website or contact Education in Ireland Vice President Sara Dart at firstname.lastname@example.org