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Launch of 2023 Matheson Cara Scholarship

Tuesday 7 November 2023

We are delighted to share the announcement of the 2023 Matheson Cara Scholarship. Matheson’s diversity and inclusion scholarship delivered in partnership with Trinity College Dublin (TCD), aims at supporting talented university students to succeed in their early careers.

The Matheson Cara Scholarship is in honour of late Matheson partner, Cara O'Hagan, and delivered as part of Matheson's Impactful Business Programme, the scholarship is open to second year undergraduate students in TCD, including students on the Higher Education Access Route or the Disability Access Route to Education schemes, mature students and students who face barriers in third level education.

The recipient of the Matheson Cara Scholarship will receive:

  • a place on Matheson’s Summer Internship Programme in June 2024;
  • a bursary of €5,000 for each academic year; and
  • an assigned mentor from Matheson to support them during their university journey.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Jackson, Matheson’s Managing Partner, said: "Now in its sixth year, this scholarship is a tribute to our late partner, Cara O'Hagan, whose passion and dedication fuelled so many of our D&I initiatives. Diversity is one of our core values and a key area of focus for our Impactful Business Programme is to proactively address the issues of social mobility and equal opportunity within the legal sector. Through this scholarship, we aim to create opportunities, foster talent, and empower students to excel in their legal careers, promoting access and equality within our profession."

Professor Caoimhín MacMaoláin, Head of the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, commented: "The Law School at Trinity College is very grateful to Matheson for their generous sponsorship of the Cara Scholarship, which is supporting our efforts to expand opportunities for access to legal education and to widening participation for all. The Matheson Cara Scholarship supports students who face barriers in participating in third level legal education and in making the transition from studying law to working in the legal profession."

Please see here for further information and how to apply.