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Trinity Announces Sean and Sarah Reynolds US Undergraduate Scholarship

Posted on 27 November 2014

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A generous donation from Trinity College Dublin alumnus Sean Reynolds and his wife Sarah will fund a new scholarship available to students from the United States who commence a full undergraduate degree programme in 2015. This scholarship is the first of its kind available to US students pursuing undergraduate study in Trinity. The $50,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high-calibre student who demonstrates significant potential to make an impact in his or her chosen field of study.

Sean Reynolds, a member of Trinity’s US Advisory Board, has been an active and engaged member of the Trinity community for over thirty years. He received a BA in Mathematics and a BAI (BSc) in Engineering from Trinity before completing an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Reynolds’s looks back on his years at Trinity fondly. He notes, ‘My time at Trinity College Dublin was a most formative experience, both personally and academically, and I look back on my years there very fondly. This scholarship is a way for me to give something back, and hopefully supports positioning Trinity College Dublin as a leading choice for top international undergraduate candidates.’ Mr. Reynolds has worked in the investment industry since 1993 and is currently a Managing Director at Lazard Asset Management. He is also a board member of GOAL (USA) Inc., the international humanitarian agency. Sean and Sarah Reynolds have four children and live in Westchester County, New York.

The Sean and Sarah Reynolds Scholarship is valued at $50,000. It will be applied to non-EU tuition fees, distributed at $12,500 per year for a four-year degree or $10,000 per year for a five-year degree. To maintain the scholarship, the student must maintain a minimum overall grade of 2.1 from year to year. Only new, incoming students are eligible. Applicants for the scholarship must also complete an application to Trinity and the chosen recipient of the scholarship must hold an offer of admission.

The selection committee will include senior academic officials from Trinity, as well as an external representative.  The committee will review applicants based on academic performance, as well as reviewing extracurricular activities, leadership roles and a personal essay.

Applications for the Sean and Sarah Reynolds scholarship are being accepted until 13 March 2015. Details can be found here: